Trade Mark Articles
Here’s a selection of trade mark articles and other information. We hope they will be of interest to our clients – past, present and future. Likewise, if you’d like to see your company’s team or products featured here, please let us know. Because of course we’d be delighted to share the news. Even more importantly, we’re always looking for ways to lend a hand.
As a public service, I’m repeating in full a recent article from my friend David Bennett. It’s an important warning to anyone operating in China. The copyright for this material is owned by the Commonwealth of Australia. Originally published on September 26, 2019 David Bennett Counsellor (Intellectual Property) at the Australian Embassy Beijing I always urge […]
auDA is presently reviewing its licensing rules for domain name registration. One important change is that simply owning (or having applied for) a registered Australian trade mark may soon be enough to qualify you for the ‘presence’ test. Previously, one needed some form of legal personality present in Australia to register a “.au” domain. If […]
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ‘INTERNATIONAL’ APPLICATION? The requirements for an ‘international’ application are: you must have an application and/or a registration in Australia on which to base your application you must meet entitlement requirements within Australia the mark on the international application must be identical to that contained on the Australian application/registration likewise, […]
In response to a question we received about certification trade marks, here’s a brief guide. It draws on information from IP Australia, and adds some of our own insights. What Is A Certification Trade Mark? A certification trade mark is a special type of registered intellectual property right. Unlike a standard trade mark, which is […]
What are the benefits of filing under the Madrid Protocol? The key benefit of filing under the Madrid Protocol is that you can take your existing Australian trade mark registration, and then roll it out into any of the ‘Madrid’ member countries by submitting one single application. This is usually simpler and cheaper than directly […]