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IP Australia fee changes commencing 1 October 2020

Australia - September 11 2020 IP Australia is set to implement changes to its schedule of fees, with most of the changes taking effect from 1 October 2020. This article considers…

Sheona Robertson

Certification Trade Marks: The buzz and battle over ‘Mānuka’ honey

Australia, New Zealand - September 2 2020 Mānuka is the Māori name for the Leptospermum scoparium, a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Mānuka nectar is renowned for…

Shannon Fati

Flagging the importance of Trade Mark choice

Australia, USA - July 28 2020 The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the US (TTAB) recently refused the registration of a trade mark (shown below) because it includes the image…

Protecting cash and your IP amidst the COVID-19 crisis - Part 4

Australia - May 7 2020 This is the fourth article in a series outlining practical tips to help reduce IP portfolio expenses without compromising the protection of your IP…

Are Trade mark squatters in China about to be evicted? - The Bad Faith problem and how upcoming restrictions may help foreign brand owners

Australia, China - September 18 2019 The World Intellectual Property Review reports that one Chinese practitioner estimated bad faith applications may account for as many as one in three…

Harriet Young