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Buchanan Law Firm, Finalist in the 2020 Client Choice Awards
19 Feb '20

We’re delighted to have been selected as a finalist in Beaton’s Client Choice Awards for 2020, the most prestigious award for professional services firms in Australia and New Zealand. Beaton is recognised as the leading researcher in ‘Voice of Your Clients’ services and provides the independent research behind the Awards. As stated on Beaton’s website:

WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trade Mark Professionals, 2020
13 Feb '20

Buchanan Law Firm  Award – World Trademark Review 1000   Buchanan Law Firm of Melbourne, Australia has made its debut in the World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) rankings of the world’s leading trademark professionals. The listing recognises Buchanan Law Firm’s exemplary work in the field of trademark prosecution and strategy.  The publication also ranked

Why trade mark registration increases the value of your business

As a business, your brand is arguably your most valuable asset. It’s how you communicate with your customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. It’s how you distinguish yourself from your competitors.  Brands encompass a broad range of distinctive signs including your business name, a product name, a logo, a colour, shape or perhaps a memorable tag-line. 

The Full Federal Court of Australia provides a welcome reality check to the meaning of an “authorised user” of a trade mark
12 Aug '19

Last year UNIQUE reported on a Federal Court decision having significant ramifications for trade mark owners who structure their IP arrangements by housing their IP assets in a separate entity from their trading entity. Benefits of these structuring arrangements include asset protection (e.g. insulating valuable IP assets from potential disgruntled creditors) and tax (e.g. sharing

Even Hells Angels protect and enforce their IP
08 Aug '19

A recent Australian Federal Court decision involving the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation of the United States and its efforts, via its Australian chapter, to enforce its intellectual property rights naturally grabbed my attention. Yes, I can hear you now: What, the Hells Angels is a corporate entity with an IP enforcement policy? Yep, but the