Trademark

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How can I protect my intellectual property?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 |  The forms of intellectual property protection available to you will depend on how your idea will be embodied in a product.

What constitutes the "prior use" of a trademark?

7:57PM | Friday, 15 July 2011 |  Generally, the first person to apply for a trademark in Australia has a stronger claim to using it.

With the National Business Name Register, do I still need to register my trade marks?

5:51PM | Monday, 7 May 2012 |  You should still register your business name as a trade mark – and there’s a very important reason why. BY JAMES OMOND.

Apple hits out at café over logo

10:00PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  Tech giant Apple has accused a German café of trademark infringement after the business commissioned a logo of a red apple, providing start-ups with a warning over their logo choice.

Cold Rock franchisees in hot water over rebranding move

8:31PM | Wednesday, 24 August 2011 |  Three Cold Rock Ice Creamery stores have been placed in administration after their two franchisees attempted to rebrand the stores within weeks of ending their franchise agreement.

Groupon, Scoopon settle out of court over battle for local trademark, domain name

7:45PM | Friday, 22 July 2011 |  The Groupon and Scoopon legal battle has come to an end, with the two companies agreeing to settle out of court for the ownership of the Groupon trademark and Australian URL.

TM Check to provide clarity on trademarks

7:05PM | Thursday, 14 July 2011 |  Business owners can avoid the mistake of registering a business name that has already been trademarked after the launch of a new Federal Government trade mark tool.

I have applied to register my business name as a trade mark but I have received a rejection. What I can do from here?

7:20PM | Thursday, 7 July 2011 |  There are a large number of reasons why an application can be rejected by the TM Office.

Scoopon accuses Beautyscoop of trademark infringement over the word “scoop”

7:27PM | Monday, 4 July 2011 |  Niche group buying site Bellabuy, formerly Beautyscoop, says it was forced to change its name after Scoopon accused the start-up of trademark infringement based on the word “scoop” in its name.

Settlement reached over “Honest to Goodness” IP battle

6:24PM | Friday, 24 June 2011 |  An official settlement has been reached between Woolworths and independent retailer Organic Marketing Australia, ending a three-month fight over the phrase “honest to goodness”.
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