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We have been specialising in trademark law for over 10 years and have a good idea of the most common questions and queries related to it.

We have written many articles on the most requested topics to help people be informed about what can often be a confusing topic. Read through our content to improve your knowledge on trademark law or get in touch if you have a specific query or request.

Business name no defence to trade mark infringement

A common misconception is that registering a business or company name gives you a right to use it in any manner you desire.  This is not the case.  If your business or company name infringes on another party’s trade mark, then they can prevent you from using it and also seek damages. It is easy

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“There’s an App for That!” is now an Apple Trade Mark

Most large and successful brands are very trade mark conscious, often verging on being aggressive.   And non more so than Apple Inc.  Apple is now the owner of the ubiquitous catchphrase “There’s an App for That.”  Apple Inc owns the registered Australian trade mark no. 1374498 for “THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT” in relation to

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Infringement under Designs Act 2003-Section 19

  The test of ‘substantially similar in overall impression’ in section 19 of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) is stronger than the test of ‘fraudulent or obvious imitation’ in Designs Act 1906 (Cth).  Introduction Despite the increased celebration of product design, the law protecting designs remains amongst the least utilised of all the registered intellectual property

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Trade Marking in China

Are you doing business in China?  If so, you may want to consider registering your name or brand as a trade mark to protect it. Trade marks are country based, so you only have protection in countries where you have a registered trade mark. It may be surprising to some, but there are many similarities

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