2021 UPDATE – Important News For Amazon Sellers About The Amazon Brand Registry Sellers – are you about to be kicked off Amazon? At present, another Amazon seller can trademark your brand, and then stop you from using it on Amazon. How much would that cost you in lost sales? What would happen to your […]
Here’s a new guide for potential clients: Register A Trademark In Australia | The Ultimate Guide (2021 UPDATE). We’ve prepared this because so many people come to us after searching on that topic. So, if you’re looking to register a trademark in Australia, then read this guide first. We’ll help you avoid common mistakes, unnecessary costs […]
Important News For Amazon Sellers About The Amazon Brand Registry Sellers – are you about to be kicked off Amazon? At present, another Amazon seller can trademark your brand, and then stop you from using it on Amazon. How much would that cost you in lost sales? What would happen to your business? That’s right […]
Could your competitor’s business name be too close to your trademark and/or your preferred brand? New businesses often spend a lot of time developing their branding before looking into business and trademark registration. And some of these new businesses will eventually discover that their preferred trademarks are very similar to other people’s registered business names. […]
Fashion businesses are increasingly using ‘style names’ by way of product line extensions. For example Polo Ralph Lauren® has offered a variety of khaki trousers here in Australia under style names such as ‘Andrew’, ‘Varsity’, ‘Bedford’ and so on. The closer you look, the more often you’ll see this in the world of fashion and […]
It should soon be easier for you to stop counterfeit trademarks with blockchain. The Australian Trade Marks Office (IP Australia) is developing blockchain technology to help. This Is Great News For Australian Trade Mark Owners Apparently, more than 3% of world trade is in counterfeit goods. Now, trade marks are relatively inexpensive. But enforcing international […]
Domain name trademark rules: important news for overseas companies planning to operate in Australia.
Domain name scams are increasingly common. Is someone using your name as a domain name? Here’s what you can do.
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 […]