Australian registered trade mark attorneys are regulated by the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board. All trade mark attorneys have passed knowledge requirements usually attained by completing post graduate law qualifications in intellectual property and trade mark law and practice. Trade mark attorneys meet continuing education requirements each year in order to maintain registration.
An experienced trade mark attorney will;
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If you want to stop another business from using your trade mark or something similar registering a trade mark will give you the strongest case to do so.
It is always a good time to review your trade marks but some obvious times to consider your trade mark protection are;
When choosing a brand or business identity it’s important to check if anyone else is using similar words, logos, signs etc in relation to the same or similar goods or services.
It is generally advisable to conduct a search of the Australian Trade Mark Register.
This is important because if someone else already uses or has registered the same or substantially similar trade mark in respect of the same or similar goods or services you could have a costly problem.
It is best to engage a qualified and experience trade mark attorney for this task as searching the Trade Marks Register is a skilled task and requires both an understanding of trade marks and their components but also how they are compared and assessed by IP Australia.
Checking if a mark is available before use will always save money. Some of the ways you will save money are;
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