Should I Register My Trademark Internationally?

This is a question we are asked a lot. Often, when someone asks this question, they use terms such as global trademarks and worldwide trademarks and sometimes they use the term internationally. From the outset, it’s important to note that you …

What’s the Difference Between Copyright and Trademarks?

This is a common question. In simple terms, they’re just basically different forms of protection of intellectual property. In some cases, copyright and trademarks will overlap. And a classic example of that is a logo. If you can think of a …

Who Can File a Trademark Application in Australia?

(1)  A person may apply for the registration of a trademark in respect of goods and/or services if: (a)  the person claims to be the owner of the trademark; and (b)  one of the following applies: (i)  the person is using …

Termination of Building Contracts: Get it Right!

So you are a property owner or a builder, but your project has gone sour and you want to get out of it by terminating the contract. There are three potential legal sources which can enable you to do so. One …

Building Contracts – Important Things to Look Out For

If you are about to enter into or have already entered into, a building contract in relation to a residential building, there are some critical things to look out for and be aware of. If you proceed in ignorance of these …

External Wall Cladding Systems: Do They Comply?

One aspect of the public debate and discussion as to external wall cladding on buildings in the context of the Lacrosse building and Grenfell tower fires is: does the cladding comply with requirements? When a cladding system is built to the …

Australia’s Current Building Compliance Issues

With the Lacrosse fire in Melbourne, the Opal Tower scenario in Sydney, along with other fires and building safety and defect issues in buildings in Australia and overseas, we are increasingly seeing that prior to the drama occurring, the problems or …

We need to talk about your IP

Many startups are born because they offer a new way of solving an old problem, or simply a more efficient way of doing something. Nearly all innovations or new ideas contain an element of intellectual property (IP). IP CAN BE DEFINED …

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