Official Trade Marks Office Fees Change

13 10 2016

With effect from 10 October 2016, the Australian Trade Marks Office has changed its trade mark fees. Local Changes The changes include:• The removal of the Trade

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Why there is no iWatch

06 10 2016

In a world full of iPhones, iPads and iMacs, Swiss watchmaker, Swatch, has successfully partially opposed Apple’s attempt to trade mark “iWatch” in the UK.In Ma

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Trade Mark Battle Over Manuka Honey

08 09 2016

A trade mark battle is looming over “MANUKA HONEY” as Australian and New-Zealand beehive owners prepare to fight over the valuable mark.Manuka honey is known

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The importance of Chinese trade mark registration

08 08 2016

Trade mark registration and Brand protection should always be a top business priority and this is especially true for companies looking to expand their activities to Chin

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Own Name Defence to Trademark Infringement

27 07 2016

A trademark battle over the term “Flexopack” has provided useful insights into the “Own Name” Defence contained under Section 122(1)(a) of the Trade Marks Act.

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Brexit and its impact on UK and EU trade mark rights

26 07 2016

Last month the UK voted to leave the European Union, leaving many questions unanswered about how this will affect existing EU trade mark rights and their enforceability i

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What is Reverse Domain Name Hijacking ?

19 07 2016

The term Reverse Domain Name Hijacking or RDNH is becoming more prevalent as the cost and availability of valuable domain names makes them less attainable. What is Rever

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Can foreigners register .au domain names ?

11 07 2016

Over the past few years there has been a greater interest in the purchase and or registration of .au domain names by non-Australians. The good news is that auDA Policy al

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Weekend Reading 29/04/16

29 04 2016

Well, we can cross April off the calendar – where did it go? It was a short working week this week and now it’s Friday. Here are some interesting links from around th

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Weekend Reading – 22 April 2016

22 04 2016

It’s Friday, yet another work week can be crossed off. Here are some interesting links from around the web this week. Have a good long weekend.Lest we forget.In

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