Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Our Australian Patent Attorneys are also qualified Trademark Attorneys. We are experts in a range of Intellectual Property types: Patents, Trademarks and Product Designs.

Our Patent and Trademark Attorneys are often engaged by clients with failed D.I.Y Patent and Trademark registrations because they applied by themselves, or they unfortunately used unqualified patent or trademark companies.

Some budget providers muddy the waters by saying they file a patent or trademark application, but don’t do all the legal work that we do to get the details correct, which is needed for a reasonable case against copycats.

You may not be aware, but the devil is in the detail with patents and trademarks. A missed detail in your patent or trademark application could cost you your brand or invention.

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We’ve also had many businesses come to us after finding out the trademark company they were using wasn’t actually legally qualified and told them that it would be okay. Eventually, in 8 months the business received an Adverse Report from the Government Office refusing to accept their application.

In addition to losing the brand or invention the business thought was theirs after 8 months, in many cases, the business incurs liability for infringement action in the Federal Court by the rightful owner of the patent or trademark.

Intellectual property applications provide you with the right, and control on your ideas, but only if the quality is there, and background research has been thorough to rule out any possibility of conflicts.

What can go wrong?

Getting the detail correct is important otherwise your Trademark Registration could be subject to non-use proceedings and could be cancelled. The Trademark Registration might also NOT be enforceable against copycats because of faulty (or missing) detail (or content).

Our clients are put at ease with our premium Patent and Trademark lawyers guiding them all the way through the process, with the correct patent and trademark advice before, after and during each step of the Government process.

Modern day standards expected by the Federal Court during Trademark proceedings are much higher than they used to be. If the Trademark Application content is not legally perfect, then the Court can void your Trademark Registration, and you will lose your case.

The sad truth is many Trademark Registrations render no protection for the brand, just you don’t know it yet. That’s why we are alerting you to it as we believe important business Trademark assets should be reliable and not be voided when needed. Whether you are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide or Hobart, our Trademark Lawyers take care of all these aspects to deliver excellent results.

Where are the risks?

Too many businesses unwittingly wear unknown Trademark litigation exposure to competitors who may actually hold the “true” entitlement to own, control and trade with the Trademark Attorney as required by the Trademark Act 1995 (Cth). We have reported many Federal Court cases where this has occurred. See our blogs.

Trademark Registration also protects company names, business names, brand names, logos, slogans, aspects of packaging and so forth. If you don’t want to lose goodwill and reputation you’re developing, then contact our Trademark Attorneys today.

 

What our Trademark Lawyers can do

 

The good news is that for your new business name, logo, slogan and brands, we provide premium and comprehensive Trademark Services, providing you with confidence that the Trademark Application is lodged correctly, the first time.

You can achieve better trademark results with our trademark lawyers who apply 25 years experience. Our firm will navigate you past litigation risks and loss of Trademark Registrations.

Longer term we’ll also represent you when there’s a brand infringement, and when your business changes directions, we’ll check your trademark registration covers you still.

Businesses often refer to Trademark Attorneys as Trademark Lawyers, and Patent Attorneys are often referred to as Patent Lawyers.

Trademark Services History

With 25 years of experience in Intellectual Property, Australian Patent & Trademark Attorney Services has an outstanding track record of protecting thousands of Patent and Trademark assets for businesses.

We speak plain English and ensure our intellectual property advice integrates with commercial strategy and plans. We spend the extra time to make sure you understand your true position with respect to “ownership” of a Trademark or Patent.

We also expand our client’s Patent and Trademark rights offshore to enable them to grow global profiles and a global commercial reach.

Contact our Trademark Lawyers representing Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart and Adelaide businesses to have your intellectual property protected in a prompt and affordable way.

Our premium services cannot be matched and result in much fewer longer term problems such as brand loss, adverse reports refusing trademark applications, litigation and loss of inventive rights.

 

Don’t D.I.Y., Have your own Patent or Trademark Attorney

Have a Trademark Attorney or Trademark Lawyer implement Intellectual Property for you, so you can get started making sales without the legal surprises.

If you’re unconvinced that you need a legal expert for this, take a look at the hidden surprises that happen in our blog news section.

There are many Court actions where D.I.Y. trademarks failed to be enforceable, or worse where the business was stripped of their Trademarks and sued for damages.

Our Trademark Attorneys are licensed to advise in Trademark law in Australia and New Zealand.

We help you avoid pitfalls with your Trademark Application. Lack of detail, wrong classes, wrongly worded goods and services are fatal when enforcement proceedings commence.

 

Saving you in the longer term

Our Trademark Solicitors in Sydney can help you avoid costly legal problems by conducting comprehensive Trademark Searches before filing your Trademark Application. Our Trademark Searches go well the standard in many ways.

We investigate for brand conflicts/infringements well past the scope of that offered during the Patent Office and Trademark office examination of trademark applications. For example, we search eight databases, not one database to really reduce your exposure to litigation.

Were you aware that Acceptance and even Trademark Registration is not warrantied? Trademark Registrations can be removed or revoked through Court action.

 

We go well beyond the search standard

Our comprehensive searches review common law unregistered Trademarks which are not looked at by the Government.

Finding all brand ownership threats is critical as they can upset ownership of a Registered Trademark.

 

What benefits are there in being our client?

The following questions (and answers) are covered by our Trademark Attorneys to ensure quality trademark protection of your brand, business name, company name, logo or slogan:

  1. Do you know if your chosen brand or logo meets eligibility criteria defined by the Trademark Act?
  2. Do you know if you will infringe another brand or logo?
  3. Are you aware of legal compliance of Trademark use?
  4. Are you legally describing your goods and services correctly, or are you using restricted wording supplied by the Government?
  5. Are you aware of your legal rights to Adverse Reports issued by the Trademark Office?
  6. Are you using what you want the “owner” to be or are you using the correct “owner” as it should be per the Trademark Act – otherwise your trademark could be removed by a competitor’s Trademark Lawyer.
  7. How can you expand trademark rights overseas, and safely?
  8. How do you spot and stop copycats?
  9. What if a third party opposes registration of your Trademark application?
  10. What do you do if you receive an infringement letter?
  11. What do you do if you receive a Court summons for infringement even if you thought IP Australia had accepted your trademark?
  12. Does your trademark still protect you if you change your logo?
  13. What do you do when you offer additional goods/services?
  14. At renewal, your trademark is 10 years old, what checks need to be done in order to ensure you still have viable protection?

 

Having an experienced Patent and Trademark Attorney makes life easy, and helps avoid nasty and expensive surprises.

Please contact our Patent and Trademark Attorneys for representation directly here.

PATENT, TRADEMARK AND PRODUCT DESIGN PROTECTION

25 Years Experience – Fellows of the Australian Institute of Patent Attorneys and Trademark Attorneys. Call today on 1300 138 802.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

can include patents, trademarks and designs and many other forms of protection.

PATENT

your ideas, inventions, innovations, devices, substances.

TRADEMARK

your business name, company name, logo, brand and slogan, etc.

DESIGNS

to protect the new shape or design of a new (or existing) product.

WHAT TYPE OF PROTECTION DOES YOUR BRAND NEED?

Low Risk
Medium Risk
High Risk
Low Risk

Having a comprehensive search and proper trademark application lodged is like building a house that isn’t missing a cement foundation. A rock solid base where you can be confident to proceed to put your money into it.

Having a professional take care of your position is essential to navigate the difficult laws and gaps that can lead to disaster in the longer term.

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.

High Risk

Investing too little or nothing at for professional searches is the same as buying a house but not having building insurance. A fire, flood or earthquake comes and you’re not covered and you lose personal assets too and are summoned to the Australian Federal Court for damages.

Many businesses rely to heavily on their own legal searches which find “0” results leading them to think it’s clear. Little do they know trademark variants haven’t been suggested or searched which can lead to infringements.

Trademark Lawyer Melbourne

YOUR OWN PATENT ATTORNEY

→ 25 years Intellectual Property Experience
→ Registered Patent Attorney
→ Registered Trademark Attorney
→ Bus. Mgmt. (Cert IV)
→ B. Sc. (Hons) Biotechnology
→ Fellow of the Australian Patent Attorney Institute (I.P.T.A.)

ACCREDITATED

  1. 25 years Intellectual Property experience
  2. Registered Patent Attorneys – Australian and New Zealand
  3. Registered Trademark Attorneys – Australian and New Zealand
  4. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (I.P.T.A.): I.P.T.A. is our industry Institute of Patent and Trademark specialists. We abide by I.P.T.A.’s high level standards and code, and were accepted into I.P.T.A. based on our exceptional experience, and recommendation by other member I.P.T.A. Patent Attorneys.
  5. Bachelor of Science Degree (Honors)
  6. Business Degree

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