Intellectual Property2018-07-13T13:44:31+11:00

Colour Trade Marks

A trade mark is considered to be a way for consumers to identify a particular good or service, typically known as a “brand”.  Whilst most consumers are likely to readily identify a trade mark which is in the form of a logo, it is important to [...]

June 15th, 2018|Intellectual Property|

Protecting your Brand at the Border

As an intellectual property rights owner of, it is important that you are vigilant about protecting your intellectual property from infringement and maintaining the reputation and value of your brand and/or products.  Counterfeit products which are imported in Australia can impact on and undermine the growth [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Intellectual Property|

Advertisers Beware – Social Media Influencers paid to promote products must disclose the commercial nature of their posts

On 1 March 2017, a new provision was introduced into the Australian Association of National Advertisers’ (AANA) Code of Ethics (Code). The new provision stipulates that ‘Advertising or Marketing Communications must be clearly distinguishable as such to the relevant audience’. This is set to have [...]

May 9th, 2017|Intellectual Property|

Copyright Held to be ‘Precious’

Copyright owners will welcome the recent decision of the Federal Court in Tolkien Estate Limited v Saltalamacchia [2016] FCA 944, where the estate of famous author J. R. R. Tolkien was awarded a smorgasbord of remedies for infringement of its copyright. Copyright generally Copyright is a statutory right under the [...]

December 12th, 2016|Intellectual Property|

Brand Protection Strategies

Your brand is a major defining part of your business and legal rights arise in respect of it. You should understand the legal rights arising from your brand and why you should not only register appropriate trademarks but also consider key strategies involving them we detail here. If you do [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Intellectual Property|