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IP Blog: Archive March 2020

Proposed Domain Name Licensing Changes

Proposed Domain Name Licensing Changes

In order to register a .au domain name, there are a number of requirements that applicants must meet. Some of these rules are about to change.

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Brazil joins the Madrid Protocol

Brazil joins the Madrid Protocol

Brazil is the latest country to join the Madrid Protocol – its accession came into force on 2 October 2019.

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China Tackles Bad Faith Trade Marks

China Tackles Bad Faith Trade Marks

China currently operates a first-to-file trade mark system, meaning that the first person to file a trade mark application in China is considered the...

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Innovation Patents to be Abolished

Innovation Patents to be Abolished

The innovation patent is a second-tier patent system which was introduced in Australia in 2001.

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Impact of Brexit on Trade Mark Rights

Impact of Brexit on Trade Mark Rights

With the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, you may be wondering what will happen to your EU trade mark if the UK does leave the European Union.

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Canada Joins the Madrid Protocol

Canada Joins the Madrid Protocol

The Madrid Protocol is the international convention for registering trade marks across multiple jurisdictions with a single application.

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World Trademark Review 2019

World Trademark Review 2019

Colin Cheung, Principal and Lawyer at Actuate IP, was recently recognised in the individual rankings for Australia of the 2019 edition of “World...

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Flagrant trade mark infringers to pay additional damages

Flagrant trade mark infringers to pay additional damages

Blatant trade mark infringers beware!

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5 reasons why Fixed Fee IP Services is better for your business.

5 reasons why Fixed Fee IP Services is better for your business.

As you may know, we’ve dropped time based billing. So no more billing in 6 minute increments. Why?

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The 5 step guide to stopping a competitor infringing your IP (before going to Court!)

The 5 step guide to stopping a competitor infringing your IP (before going to Court!)

So you’ve come across a competitor copying your brand, design or product. We’ll call them the IP Infringer. Filing legal proceedings in court against...

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Changes to the Australian customs seizures process

Changes to the Australian customs seizures process

Beneficial changes for trade-mark owners to the Australian customers seizures process

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The 5 step guide to taking your competitor to court for infringing your IP

The 5 step guide to taking your competitor to court for infringing your IP

It’s a big step starting legal proceedings against your competitor (we will call them the IP Infringer). Before reaching this stage, you should have...

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