Trademark Attorney.

Trademark specialist offering services and advice in a range of matters relating to trademarks.

Daniel McIntosh

Trademark Attorney.

Trademark specialist offering services and advice in a range of matters relating to trademarks.

Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Trademark
Disputes

Are you being threatened with trademark infringement? Or is another party using your trademark or something similar to it? Seek advice as to your legal position.

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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Trademark
Opposition

Trademark oppositions can arise during the course of the application process at IP Australia, or in the context of a “non-use” removal proceeding.

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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Trademark
Infringement

Trademark infringement matters often begin with you either receiving or sending a trademark infringement “cease and desist” letter related to your trademark.

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Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

Domain
Names

Domain names, or website names, are often sought after items. There are special policies and procedures for maintaining and enforcing website names.

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Who We Are: Daniel McIntosh

Who We Are:
Daniel McIntosh

McIntosh IP is a niche trademark attorney firm, located in Melbourne, Australia, that provides trademarks advice for clients in Australia and the globe.

Our goal is to continue providing professional and commercially relevant advice to our clients, at the most competitive rates.

Although we have extensive experience in trademark and patent matters, we do not believe that lower fees requires a compromise on quality advice. Instead, we operate on smaller overheads than other firms. McIntosh IP is a young and dynamic firm. We don’t need to impress our clients with large offices and chesterfield couches; we let our great work and professionalism impress.

“Determining our client's needs is the first step to providing good advice. Diligence and competence are the second.”

- Daniel Mcintosh, Principal

Our Speciality Areas

Trademark Disputes

A Trademark dispute arises where one party is alleged to be using a trademark of another party in a way that infringes the other party’s exclusive rights provided by the trademark.

Trademark Opposition

Although any “person” can initiate trademark opposition proceedings it is usually a competitor who will seek to do so. A trademark opposition can only be on specified legal grounds.

Trademark Infringement

Under the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth), trademark infringement occurs when a person uses a “sign” that is substantially identical with, or deceptively similar to, a registered trademark.

Domain Names

If there is a dispute regarding a domain name, an aggrieved party may seek to use the auDA’s dispute resolution policy to challenge the basis of the Registrant’s non-compliance with auDA’s policy.

Testimonials

Our
Clients

Our Clients

Blog

Top 10 Most Valuable Trade Marks Worldwide

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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Schapelle Corby’s family wins copyright case

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

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Google Adwords now allows trademarks as keywords

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

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The differences between trade marks, copyright and patents

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

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Benefits of Trade Mark Registration

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. 

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General Inquiries​

Email: [email protected] 9/440 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia Phone (03) 8657 3349