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What is a Trade Mark Watch Service?

What is a Trade Mark Watch Service?

A registered trade mark is a valuable asset for any business, but in order to get the maximum benefit from your registration it is important to...

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Should I register a word trade mark or a logo trade mark?

Should I register a word trade mark or a logo trade mark?

Trade marks can take many forms, including business or product names, logos, slogans, symbols, sounds, colours, distinctive product shapes or even...

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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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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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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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