Amazon Starts Trademark War

03 08 2017

After officially announcing their move to Australia in early 2017, online retailing giant, Amazon, has taken on a small Perth-based retailer in a battle over the Australi

Full Article

Global Innovation Index 2017

29 06 2017

Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017 was released on 15 June 2017. Now in its 10th edition, the GII provides an annual ranking of the innovation capabilities and perform

Full Article

What are Zombie Trademarks ?

23 06 2017

Zombie Trademarks or "Dead" trademarks may still give the original owner the right to prevent someone else from bringing their trademark back to life. What are Zombie

Full Article

Generic Trademarks Elliot v Google

05 06 2017

Google has fought off an attempt to have their trademarks for ‘GOOGLE’ cancelled in the United States after a 3.5 year long court battle. In 2012, Chris Gillespie

Full Article


31 05 2017

Australia Post has lost a two-year long trademark battle with growing Australian start-up, Sendle. Since it first began its operations in 2014, Sendle has been offerin

Full Article

Madrid Trademark Applications in 2016

20 04 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released the 2016 figures for trademark applications filed through the Madrid Protocol. The Madrid Protocol is

Full Article

Cybersquatting Scorecard

03 04 2017

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has released the latest statistics on cybersquatting cases filed in 2016. Cybersquatting is the practice of bad fai

Full Article

Rubik’s Cube Loses Trade Mark Battle

18 11 2016

The European Court of Justice has held that the shape of the iconic Rubik’s Cube cannot be  protected by a trade mark.  Since its invention in 1974 by Ernő Rubik,

Full Article

What Happens to Privacy Laws When Your Online Data Crosses International Shores?

25 10 2016

Picture this: you are a business with your headquarters based in Australia. This is where all the sales, marketing, accounting and operations occur. However, you have a b

Full Article

The Scotch Whisky Trade Mark Wars

24 10 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered a certification trade mark for ‘Scotch Whisky’ in Taiwan. The registration of the certification mark w

Full Article

Need an expert law firm
you can trust to help with registering a trademark?

Contact us today for a free 30 minute consultation for your expert legal advice today

Get your Free Consultation

Some of the clients we have worked with