Category Archives : Trademark Application

Can you register a trademark for a #hashtag?

On October 24, 2016, Posted by , In Trademark Application, With No Comments

Hashtags are used on social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as a method to categorise messages. They include brands, taglines, slogans, television shows and social cause movements. A hashtag search gives users the ability to search and view content in real time. The increased use of hashtags in…

Could your trademark application be vulnerable?

On August 15, 2016, Posted by , In Trademark Application,Trademarks, With No Comments

Could your trademark application be vulnerable? How a successful opposition can be made on bad faith grounds Thinking about registering a trademark in Australia? A search of trademark databases will give you an indication of what trademarks are already pending or registered and whether they are similar to your trademark….

Getting a logo designed for your business? 6 reasons why you need to register it as a trademark

On April 7, 2016, Posted by , In Trademark Application,Trademark Search,Trademarks, With Comments Off on Getting a logo designed for your business? 6 reasons why you need to register it as a trademark

Getting a logo designed for your business? 6 reasons why you need to register your business logo as a trademark Congratulations, you’ve made the decision to get a logo designed for your business. A logo identifies your business by using an icon, a mark, words, a picture or image. A…

Hard Metal Protest Taylor Swift Trademark

On February 15, 2015, Posted by , In Business,Trademark Application,Trademark Infringement,Trademark Registration,Trademarks, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Hard Metal Protest Taylor Swift Trademark

Did you hear the news about the Taylor Swift trademark?  Country music and pop music artist Taylor Swift recently trademarked the lyrics, “This Sick Beat” among many others. However, American metal musicians Dave Tremblaie and Ben Norton demonstrated the most rock ‘n’ roll answers ever to her superior 1989 album….

How to Run a Small Business in Australia

On February 3, 2015, Posted by , In Business,Trademark Application,Trademarks, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on How to Run a Small Business in Australia

Do you want to know how to run a small business in Australia?  It’s a shared dream by all entrepreneurs – to start a business, and watch it proliferate and grow.  If you have ever asked yourself “how do i start a small business in Australia” then keep reading. There’s…

Top Tips to Protect Your Business Branding

The name you’ve given your business branding is your own intellectual property (IP). This business branding name can be a business’ most precious asset. Therefore it is vital that this asset be protected on all fronts, especially when the business may be up for sale. Intellectual property comes about as…

10 Tips for Small Business

International Trademarks

If you are thinking about international trademarks, your trademark may be vulnerable if it is not registered internationally, regardless of how protected you believe it is. Someone infringing on your trademark in an overseas country can be as devastating to your business as someone opening an identical store to yours…

Protect Your Blog Trademark

You have set up a blog, you’ve made some posts, you’ve set up your social media profiles, and after a while you have started to get a loyal following of friends and bloggers.  That’s awesome! Then, once your hits and clicks start climbing, you realise that this could be more…

Trademarking a Name

Are you looking for the best information on trademarking a name? Australian Trademark law grants registered trademark holders the exclusive rights to use and protect their intellectual property. Trademarking your business name is an important step in securing your business name and associated equity: your business is built upon your…

How to Trademark a Company Name

Are you wondering How to Trademark a Company Name in Australia? There is a common misconception that having a company’s name registered with ASIC provides that company with proprietary rights to its name. In a strict legal sense, this is untrue. In fact, a registered company name, on its own, may…

Trademark Registration Process in Australia

Australian Trademark Registration – The first action to protecting the company’s trademark is always to apply for Australian trademark registration with the australian trademark office, IP Australia. Most companies have their very own distinct trade mark, like a name or a logo, or collection of words trademark services by which consumers recognise their services….

Trademark Registration Services

Are you looking for the best Trademark Registration Services in Australia? A trademark can be defined as a mark or sign used to identify goods or services handled or provided during the course of trade by an individual or organisation. Essentially, trademarks are used to distinguish particular goods amongst the…

Trademark Search – All You Need To Know

On June 27, 2014, Posted by , In Trademark Application,Trademark Search,Trademarks, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Trademark Search – All You Need To Know

By conducting a registered trademark search in Australia, you can discover whether or not your trademark is available for commercial use. It is important that you conduct this Australian trademark search prior to committing valuable company resources to a proposed brand name. A trade mark search will help you to avoid…

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,…

Unregistered or Registered Trademark

Unregistered or registered trademark in Australia?  That is the question. Is it better to protect your incredibly valuable brand name by going through the trademark registration process? Or are you better off saving a little time and money by leaving your trademark unregistered? For those embarking upon the exciting journey of…

IP Australia Trademark Search

IP Australia Trademark Search – It is vital that you perform a full Australian trademark search before you apply to register your trademark application. A trademark search is a search of Australian trademark databases, used to determine whether or not your mark is still available for use within the region in your Australia…

8 Advantages of Trademark Registration

Trademark registration is essential if you want your business, brand, product or service to stand out from the crowd. Registering your Trademark will protect the identity of your services or goods from copycats – and the worst-case scenario of having to re-brand. Registering a trademark in Australia is vital if you…

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