Intellectual Property

How are your trade mark applications examined by IP Australia?

Trade mark applications can be confusing, especially when those who wish to assert their Intellectual Property (‘IP’) rights, have prepared their application and performed their due diligence receive an adverse finding report three to six months later by an IP Australia examiner. To better understand the process undertaken by IP Australia examiners in assessing trade […]
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Trade Marks are vital for business owners intent on developing and protecting business brands

What would happen to your business if a new competitor providing identical services started trading in your locality using a very similar business name, asks intellectual property lawyer ROBERT STARKE. This situation recently transpired for one of Baker Love’s clients, a longstanding and successful business owner. It caused genuine confusion among the public who couldn’t […]
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Disputed territory – protecting domain names

 A recent court decision highlights the difficulties of protecting domain names from exploitation by competitors. REA Group Ltd (REA) owns the domain names realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au from which it runs property portals. It also owns trademarks which feature the domain names realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au, along with the tag-line “Australia’s No.1 property site” and a logo.
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