Trademark Symbols Explained: How to Shield Your Brand

24 03 2024

The essence of a brand lies within its trademark. Trademarks can include various elements such as letters, numbers, words, phrases, sounds, smells, shapes, and logos. Th

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Australia’s New Domain Names Rules At a Glance

13 05 2021

Australia’s domain name rules[1] are in for their biggest shake up in 20 years after the consolidation of over 30 policies into a single set of licensing rules for .au

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27 06 2019

Cooper Mills Lawyers would like to congratulate Shaun McGowan in his recent acquisition of and the launch of his new online finance business offering both b

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Cybersquatting numbers continue to rise: WIPO reports

19 03 2019

The latest World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) statistics reveal that the number of domain name disputes have continued to climb to record heights, with

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What to do when someone infringes your trademark

23 03 2016

Imagine discovering someone else using your trademark. The trademark, that you have spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars developing. What would you do? Estab

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Trademark battle over the shape of Kit Kats

19 01 2014

Confectionery giants Cadbury and Nestle are locked in a battle over, Nestle's attempt to trademark the shape of the humble Kit Kat Chocolate bar. The case was being hear

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New gTLD update

08 06 2013

ICANN's most recent contracting statistics for new gTLDs features: 1137 applicants invited to Contracting 579 applicants responded to Contracting Information Request inv

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Victorian Government Releases ICT Strategy

12 02 2013

The Victorian Government today released its ICT Strategy at a AIIA function in Melbourne. The strategy sees a dramatic altering in the landscape of government ICT delive

Full Article sells for $18,190.00

13 10 2012

In spirited bidding in today's Netfleet auction, sold for $18,190.00. The purchaser was Bob Olea. The domain was formerly owned by National Credit Insura

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Court clarifies discretion to remove trade marks from register

07 06 2012

In a recent Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia judgment in Austin, Nichols and Co Inc v Lodestar Anstalt [2012] FCAFC 8 the Court clarified the matters to be co

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