An opposition to a trade mark is a formal objection to that mark being registered. Parties may choose to oppose a trade mark being registered for a variety of different reasons. For example, they may: believe a trade mark which has been accepted at examination is too similar to their own; or own a registered […]
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 […]
In today’s society the protection of a Company’s intellectual property is becoming more important by the day as companies strive for a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace. Intellectual property can be a bit of a buzz word however and many people do not understand what intellectual property is and how it can be protected […]
What is intellectual property and what are some types of intellectual property? The best way to describe what intellectual property actually is, in a general sense, is to say that it results from someone using their mind or intellect to create something new or original. The issue then flows, what can be done to protect […]
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 […]
You found the perfect image online to use on your blog, or on your next social media post, but stop before you use it – it may cost you if you don’t have permission to use it.
For a designer or manufacturer, 3D printing is set to transform the industry, as it is an on-demand manufacturing model.
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.