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New IP Australia fees

Trade mark fees are being overhauled in Australia. New fees for Australian trade mark applications and renewals will come into effect on 10 October 2016, while new fees for WIPO import applications and renewals take effect on 28 October 2016. The most significant change in trade marks is the removal of the registration fee. Australia […]

Newsletter – June 2016

In this Newsletter Issue: BREXIT – Implications for Your EU Trade Mark Not enough use, No registration Use it or Lose it BREXIT – Implications for Your EU Trade Mark Last week, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union setting the UK on a new course internationally. While a great deal remains unknown […]

Newsletter – May 2016

In this Newsletter Issue: New Zealand Trade Mark Scam – Interim Agreement Reached Apple lose out in Chinese Trade Mark decision Manuka Doctor not a Health Claim International Trademark Association Queens Birthday Weekend Apple lose out in Chinese Trade Mark decision A recent Trade Mark decision in China highlights the need for brand owners to […]

Scam letters continue to do the rounds

There has been a recent surge in telephone calls and emails from clients and members of the public who have received fake letters regarding their trade marks. It seems a huge number of letters have been sent purporting to be from “TM Publisher”, a company who will publish your trade mark on their website, the […]