Alex Ferrante

Alex Ferrante

Director of Australian Patent & Trademark Services Pty Ltd.

Medium Trademark Litigation Risk

So you think you can rely on Trademark Registrations once approved by the Government? Think again after reading the Court cases.

The Australian Federal Court has cancelled many trademark registrations 5-7 years after they were Registered by the Trademark Office.

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 Court decision. This company was surprised to find out in Federal Court that all three trademark registrations were invalid and cancelled.

Likewise in the CLIPSO Court case, all of the CLIPSO registrations were cancelled by the Court plus the Director was held liable for damages because he personally came up with the brand in the first place.

We recommend comprehensive Trademark Attorney searches are conducted before applying because Trademark Registrations can be revoked or cancelled if you were not the first trader of the brand.

Contact us today to have a Trademark Attorney represent you.

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