To combat fraudulent submissions, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has passed a new rule: in all trademark matters before the USPTO, foreign-domiciled trademark applicants are required to use an attorney who is licensed to practise law in the United States (U.S.). This rule comes into effect on 3 August 2019.Read More
MAJOR BREXIT UPDATE FOR TRADEMARK OWNERS
Over two years ago, a majority of British voters supported the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU). That day of Brexit, Friday 29 March 2019, is now almost upon us.
How will BREXIT impact your European Community trade marks?Read More
These IP tools are available to you - not just IP lawyers…
IP Australia has some world-leading search and monitoring tools that let you quickly access your Australian trade mark and patent portfolio, monitor the status of your IP and conduct clearance searches.Read More
Do you want to know what your competitors are up to?
You can keep track of their activity with a Trademark Watch.
IP Australia has advised that it will implement fee changes that will affect trademark, patent, and design registrations in Australia. These fee changes will take effect at 12 a.m. (AEDT), on 10 October 2016.Read More
For Australian businesses, China is identified as the number one export target market, followed closely by the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan.
Have you taken steps to protect your trademarks in your future export markets?Read More
The Internet is inherently trans-border in nature and is unconstrained by the boundaries usually associated with other broadcast media such as radio and TV. While some companies lament the loss of control of their message and branding through social media, for many it is recognised as a powerful tool in forming a company’s reputation.
This shift has created many new legal challenges in defamation, privacy, intellectual property and consumer laws. What do you need to know to protect your business and social media sites?Read More
Before you enter into a contract or business relationship with a Chinese entity, make sure you have first filed a trademark application with the China Trademark Office (Industrial Property Office SAIC) to protect your brand.Read More