Category Archives : Adverse Reports

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What are Scandalous Trademarks

In light of the recent Scandalous Trademarks case in the U.S.A in which the Washington Redskins American football team have lost all of their trademarks which contained the word “redskin” or “redskins”, I thought it would be a good idea to give you some information on inappropriate or scandalous trademarks,…

Registered Trademark Search Australia

Before you apply for a registered trademark, it is important that you perform a registered trademark search Australia in all Australian databases. While you do not have to perform a trademark search before you apply, it is necessary that you do in order to save yourself time and money. Your…

Trademark Infringement in Australia

To take legal action against trademark infringement in Australia, you must be able to prove that your intellectual property rights exist. Before you can take action against an someone who has committed internet trademark infringement, you need to prove that: You are the owner of the Australian trademark rights or you…

iPhone Vs Driphone Trademark

iPhone Vs Driphone – Hamilton-based Hayden Crowther has accomplished something that even the largest phone companies could not: he defeated technology giant Apple in a trademark dispute. The New Zealand inventor was sued by Apple for the use of his trademark “DRIPHONE” for his product range of waterproof phone cases. driPhone…

Responding to Adverse Reports

If your trademark application is deemed unfit for registration, you will receive adverse reports from your examiner that specifies the grounds for rejection. The three main grounds for rejection include: The trademark in question is not distinctive The trademark in question consists of a generic term The trademark in question…

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