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Madrid Protocol – The International Trade Mark System – Reminder on Maintenance Requirements in Member Countries
In this article, we discuss the maintenance requirements of member countries of the Madrid Protocol. While most members only require that the international registration be renewed via the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) when it
Further to our article on how to protect your trade marks internationally, an important part of any international brand strategy is to consider where to file your trade mark. This may sound odd; of course
This is the first in a series of articles concerning international trade mark protection. In this article we have outlined the ways in which brand owners in Australia can protect their trade marks internationally. How
In Australia, as in most countries, when filing a device/logo trade mark in black and white, you will be afforded protection for the trade mark not only in black and white but in any colour.
What is a registered design? A registered design right protects the overall visual appearance of a new and distinctive product such as shape, colour, configuration, pattern and/or ornamentation. However, a registered design does not protect
Since 2016, news of Brexit has dominated headlines but in the past 12 months Brexit has disappeared from the front page as COVID began dominating our newsfeed. However, Brexit has been quietly ticking along behind
The .au Domain Administration (auDA) has recently announced changes to the eligibility requirements for .com.au and .net.au domain names to come into effect from 12 April 2021. A registrant of a domain name under the
If I had a dollar for every time I have heard “but I registered the business name without a problem, why can’t I have the trade mark?” I would be very well-off indeed! This is