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Trademark Lawyer Australia – Security Interests

Security Interests over Intellectual Property The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (PPSA) commenced on 30 January 2012 and established a national Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR). From a security enforcement and priority perspective, the PPSR is the sole register of record in Australia. Certain forms of intellectual property are specifically defined to fall within the […]

Trademark Lawyer Australia- Managing website content

How effectively do you manage content on your web site? Your web site is the public face and front door to your business, but do you have procedures in place to check for compliance with copyright and trade mark issues? Individual elements of a web site typically involve copyright material. Copyright may reside in most […]

Trademark Attorney Australia – IP Australia Report 2013

IP Australia Report 2013 The Australian Intellectual Property Report published by IP Australia here¬† reveals some interesting statistics. ¬†While world trade in intellectual property (IP) is rising, there has been no real growth in Australia with IP related transactions remaining steady over the past decade. It appears that Australian investment in innovation is below that […]

Trademark Lawyer Australia- Parallel Imports – Grey Goods

Parallel importers proceed at their own risk Paul’s Retail Pty Ltd v Sporte Leisure Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 51 (11 April 2012) Paul’s Retail Pty Ltd v Lonsdale Australia Limited [2012] FCAFC 130 (11 September 2012) These two full Federal Court cases highlight the problems faced by businesses seeking to import and sell genuine products […]

Trademark Attorney Australia – Changes to Trade Mark Law 15 April 2013

Changes to Australian trade mark law take effect from 15 April 2013 The changes to Australian trade mark law arising from the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 take effect from 15 April 2013. The Regulations implementing these changes have been finalised and detailed information is available from the IP Australia website […]