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Protecting Your Brand – Adidas and Reebok Take Legal Action

Adidas and Reebok have together taken legal action against 53 e-commerce sites for trade mark infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition. The well-known sporting giants have alleged that the e-commerce sites have been “promoting, selling, offering for sale, and distributing goods bearing counterfeits” and imitations of the popular brands goods. Subsequently, the sporting giants have filed […]

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EU General Data Protection Regulations

Did you know that the European Union (EU) has introduced new data protection measures that may apply to Australian businesses? The new set of stronger data protection rules are known as the “General Data Protection Regulation” (GDPR). The new GDPR will strengthen the individual’s right to personal data protection reflecting the nature of data protection […]

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My Photo was Stolen on Instagram

Instagram has more than 800 million active users and is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. This is a huge marketing opportunity as it is an ideal platform for some of the best emerging talent to market their creations. Many people use Instagram to market their designs and artwork, especially […]

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Queensland inks deal with Boeing to consolidate its place as Aerospace Global Leader

Boeing the world’s largest aerospace company of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems is building its largest autonomous vehicle program outside of the United States in Queensland. Boeing began working in Australia in 1996 and bought Aerospace Technologies of Australia in 1997. In Australia, Boeing is represented by Boeing Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, […]

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How to File a Trade Mark for My Name

A trade mark is generally a word, phrase, slogan, symbol or design or a combination thereof that identifies the source of the goods and services of the trade mark owner, distinguishing them from the goods and services of another brand owner. A trade mark lets others know that the goods and services come only from […]

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IP Lawyers Gold Coast

W3IP Law is a specialist firm that focuses on intellectual property, commercial law agreements and Internet law services. As a technology-based law firm, we know that our clients require value, easy to access legal services, fast turn-around and strategic support with their legal requirements. Our highly creative clients include e-commerce, software, technology, drone, and fashion […]

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EVENT   |   31st October, 2018

Tech 4.0 Expo Melbourne 100 Influential Technology Speakers

What’s Happening Australia’s Premier Technology and Industry 4.0 Trade Show with 5,000 plus Trade Visitors and Influential Technologists Where Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre When 31 October to 1 November 2018 Program 5G Evolution Forum – Building a connected world with Next Gen Networks Learn from the world’s 5G Leading Lights and prepare for migration […]

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To the Stars 2024: Gold Coast Aerospace to put Rover on Mars

Gilmour Space Technologies has entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA to put a rover on Mars by 2024. The Gold Coast space company with a subsidiary office in Singapore is developing low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite payload market. Gilmour Space Technologies backed by venture capital firm Blackbird Ventures and other […]

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Substantially Identical and Deceptively Similar Trade Marks

Your trade mark application can be refused on the basis of prior registrations for the same or similar goods or services. Prior registrations may act as a barrier to registration of your trade mark because the earlier mark is the same or similar to your mark. The Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) provides that a […]

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Trade Mark Power in a Name – The “Alice Principle”

We often associate legal terms like ‘intellectual property’ and ‘trade mark’ with the protection of names for businesses, but what most people don’t realize is that, our name represents a “brand” and sometimes even a legend, like “Alice in Wonderland”. The protection of our own image and the use of our name in association with […]

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