5 Steps to Get a Trademark in Australia

A registered trademark in Australia will provide you with protection for your brand, name or logo. To help you on your way to protecting your business, this article describes how to get a trademark in Australia.A properly registered trade mark will help distinguish...

Identifying the intellectual property of your business and products

To protect your business name and other intellectual property of your products or services you must first identify what the intellectual property of your business is.  Your business name is often important to protect, or perhaps the design shape of your product or it...

How to register a name as a trademark Australia

How do you register a trademark in Australia?    To ensure it is done properly we recommend that you use an Australian trademark attorney or lawyer to assist you.  This article will provide you with a basic overview of the trademark process in Australia. A trademark...

Problems with Amazon recognising IP Australia trademarks

To protect its seller's trademarks, Amazon has recently rolled out its Amazon Brand Registry to Australian sellers.  To learn more about what the Amazon Brand Registry is for trademarks and why you should use it to protect your brand, you can read our recent article...

What is the Amazon Brand Registry and why I need a trademark?

Amazon has recently updated its brand registry.  The main change for sellers is that their brand must be a live registered trademark.  That is, in order to be eligible for the Amazon Brand Registry, the brand can no longer be just a name or logo, it needs to be one...

Trade mark oppositions

Introduction Oppositions are proceedings regarding the validity of a trade mark that take place in the intellectual property office of the relevant country.  In Australia, oppositions are conducted at IP Australia.  Opposition proceedings are much less formal than...

Differences between IRDA and national trade marks

Are there any substantive differences in trade marks practice and law between trade marks protected in Australia as international marks and national marks?   INTRODUCTION International trade marks and brands that exist and trade in nations across the globe are...

Trade mark an invention or product

A trade mark can be a strong mechanism of protection for an invention or a product. This can be especially useful in cases where patent protection is not possible or otherwise difficult. A product can be branded with a name or logo. Even the shape of a product can be...

Trademark attorneys and trademark lawyers in Australia

I often get asked about the difference in Australia between a trade mark attorney and a trade mark lawyer.  In Australia, a trade mark attorney is a separate profession to that of a lawyer or a ‘trade mark lawyer’. While both professions are legal entitled to work in...

Benefits of a trademark in the United States

Trade marks are registered on a country-by-country basis.  This means that you need to apply for trade mark protection in each country you seek to protect your trade mark.  This takes money and effort.  For this reason, it is usually better to focus on only those...