From a legal perspective, trade marks are property. Intellectual property to be precise. Although most laypeople would consider bricks and mortar type property as being quite distinct from “intellectual property”, the law makes no such distinction. A trade mark is treated as property that can be sold, licensed, and potentially even stolen. Accordingly, when valuing
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The family of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has been awarded $50,000 in damages for a copyright infringement stemming from photographs published in the book Sins of the Father. The book, published in 2011 by Allen & Urwin and written by investigative journalist Eamonn Duff, is described as the “explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby
As of 23 April 2013, the Google Adwords policy now allows advertisers to purchase and use another party’s trade mark as a keyword to trigger a Google Ad. This means that a party can use a competitor’s trade mark as a keywords to trigger its own Google Ad selling similar products or services. See here
There is often confusion about the differences between trade marks, patents and copyright. This is no surprise as the law in this area is quite complex and very conceptual. This post provides a brief overview of the differences. But firstly, let’s start with the similarities. The reason that trade marks, copyright and patents are often
I’m often asked “why do I need to get a trade mark registration for my name or brand if I already have my business or company name registered?” There are several benefits of having a trade mark registration, even apart from whether or not you have a corresponding company or business name for your brand.