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Changes to Australian Domain Name Eligibility Criteria

It has always been important to register an Australian trade mark for each key brand used in your business, but now it’s even more important.   New rules relating to the registration and renewal of Australian domain names (i.e. domain names ending in, and will commence on 12 April 2021. These changes

WTR 1000: World’s Leading Trade Mark Firms and Individual Practitioners

Buchanan Law Firm  Award – World Trademark Review 1000, 2021   Buchanan Law Firm of Melbourne, Australia has again been recognised in the 2021 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) rankings of the world’s leading trademark professionals. The listing recognises Buchanan Law Firm’s expertise and reputation in the field of trademark prosecution

IP Offices – Business As Usual

The IP Offices of both Australia and New Zealand are presently operating as usual. Applicants can continue to correspond with the IP Offices via the usual electronic channels. IP Australia states that it remains committed to meeting its service delivery obligations. Where an applicant cannot meet a deadline within time due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Imitability and the power of IP

‘Imitability’. A noun. ‘The quality or state of being imitable’. Great word, but not a favourable characteristic for any enterprise. The current pandemic crisis has brought into sharp focus the longevity of many businesses. Longevity is under attack. Whether by new regulations, forcing businesses to shut down, or the emergence of new competitors threatening to

Trade Mark Strategy During COVID-19
04 Apr '20

Intuitively, now may not feel the right time to be investing in the international protection of your trade mark. We get it. However, in the near future, economies will recover and the world will return to business as usual. As seen in 2008-09 during the global financial crisis, economies continue to operate and business activity