Can I patent or trademark my business method?

Can I patent or trademark my business method?

Under Australian patent law, there is no statutory position on whether a business method ispatentable subject matter, and so it is legal precedent that provides guidance. The watershed NRDC (1) case opened the door to what can be considered patentable subject matter...
When Do I Need to Trademark?

When Do I Need to Trademark?

As a new business manager, you might ask yourself whether it is necessary to register your trademark immediately or if it is something that can wait until you are more established in the marketplace. You might wonder why, if you have already taken the steps to...
What Happens If I Don’t Get a Trademark?

What Happens If I Don’t Get a Trademark?

Do I Need a Registered Trademark? Having an officially registered trademark for your business is not actually a legal requirement.  As long as you are otherwise obeying the legal obligations of running your business, such as having the correct licences, paying taxes...
Can I Trademark My Instagram or Facebook Account?

Can I Trademark My Instagram or Facebook Account?

Is it possible to trademark an Instagram or Facebook account? The short answer is, yes, you can. Like any other name or logo, Instagram and Facebook accounts accrue good will and reputation that businesses wish to protect. And they can be legally protected by a...
Why Was My Trademark Rejected?

Why Was My Trademark Rejected?

What Causes A Trademark To Be Rejected? A registered trademark will give you a legal monopoly over the word or logo that you have registered.  This is a powerful right, and the government will not grant it without first examining it on several grounds.   Let’s first...