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Untangling names: sorting out the difference between trade marks, business names, company names and domain names

Australia - March 27 2018 What to call a business can be a knotty problem. Here we look at the different kinds of business names and how they work. The various types of names…

Protecting your brand assets - Don’t be a cereal offender

New Zealand - August 20 2019 A recent Hearing Office decision of the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office has highlighted the difficultly of registering non-traditional trade…

Life after BREXIT for trade mark owners

European Union, United Kingdom - November 8 2019 The Brexit decision deadline of 31 October 2019 has come and gone. The European Union has granted the United Kingdom a time extension due to expire…

6-month grace period soon to expire - Section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act

Australia - August 23 2019 13 September 2019, marks the end of the 6-month grace period for IP rights holders to ensure that any existing agreements and contracts are compliant…

What's in a name?

Australia - May 14 2013 The recent Trade Marks Hearings Office decision Mackay Airport Pty Ltd [2013] ATMO 17 (13 March 2013), concerning an application to register the…