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.
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 […]
We’ve created a new info item on trademark attorneys. Here are a few takeaway messages that potential clients may find interesting. WHY USE A TRADEMARK ATTORNEY? In essence, there are two risks that you take when you file your own trademark application instead of engaging a trademark attorney. The first risk is that you won’t […]