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Three Big Trademark Mistakes

How much productive time will you lose, if you have to step away
from business to deal with one of these common problems?

LAWSUITS FOR INFRINGEMENT

Small business owners usually don’t have time to thoroughly check for conflicting trademarks, especially in faraway places or related fields. You’re too busy working on sales! We will help you avoid this first (very common) trademark mistake. First by doing a good search for competing brands. Then by helping register your own strong trademark. This will avoid accidentally infringing someone else’s brand, and risking lawsuits when you can least afford it.

COPYCATS AND COUNTERFEITS

Without a registered trademark, you’ll miss out on the rights granted under the Trade Marks Act 1995. That includes the exclusive use of your trademark in Australia, for your specified goods and services. You also gain the right to assistance from Customs against imports of counterfeits from overseas. Without these rights, you may have to pursue copycats through expensive court actions under common law or the Australian Consumer Law.

LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Will you be ready when it’s time to expand your business, or sell it? Lenders and buyers will insist on ‘due diligence’ to confirm all is in order. Having registered your trademark will make this go more smoothly. First, because your trademark is a valuable asset. Second, it’s evidence you aren’t infringing another brand. And remember, a trademark takes at least 7.5 months from filing to grant. You don’t want that sort of delay when seeking finance or a sale.

How It Works

The first step is your free consultation. Tell us about the brand or logo you'd like to trademark. Take a few minutes to let us know if you have any specific questions or issues.

Provide Details (5 minutes)

The first step is your free consultation. Tell us about the brand or logo you’d like to trademark. Take a few minutes to let us know if you have any specific questions or issues.
Engage us to do a custom search on your behalf, and we'll carefully check for any competing trade marks. Then we'll advise you about how best to proceed, and provide a quote.

Trade Mark Search (< 2 Days)

Engage us to do a custom search on your behalf, and we’ll carefully check for any competing trade marks. Then we’ll advise you about how best to proceed, and provide a quote.
We'll complete the necessary legal work, prepare your application to register a trade mark, and file it through our IT portal with the Australian Trade Marks Office.

Application (2 Days)

We’ll complete the necessary legal work, prepare your application to register a trade mark, and file it through our IT portal with the Australian Trade Marks Office.

Why Choose Acorn?

Because we specialise in providing expert trade mark advice to
small and medium sized Australian businesses – like yours.
We’re Easy To Deal With
Free Consultation
Fast, Friendly Help
Service Australia-Wide
We Offer Sensible Prices
Fixed Fees
Competitive Prices
No Hidden Costs
We’re Responsive To Your Needs
Specialists in TM Advice
Personalised Approach
Custom Solutions

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