Alex Ferrante

Alex Ferrante

Director of Australian Patent & Trademark Services Pty Ltd.

Medium Risk

So you think you can rely on Trademark Registrations once approved by the Government think again? The Australian Federal Court has cancelled many trademark registrations 5-7 years after they were Registered by the Trademark Office. So simply put, you cannot rely on a Trademark Registration and can still be sued for all you have. Take a look at the ANCHORAGE financial planning company was surprised to find out in Federal Court that all three trademark registrations were invalid and cancelled. Likewise in the CLIPSO case, all of their CLIPSO registrations were cancelled by the Court and then the Director was held liable for damages because he personally came up with the brand in the first place.

 

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