Australian fashion designer Katie Taylor, whose maiden name is Perry has fought back against the famous performer Katy Perry, for breaching the designer’s long held Australian trade mark rights. These two have feuded in the past, when the Sydney-based designer alleged that the US singer “tried to bully” her...

Melbourne-based Hannah Poppins (owner of Miss Poppins & Me) recently ran into a trade mark issue after she used a particular term to describe her products online.   Poppins makes paper flowers for weddings and for use in advertising and promotions including window displays for retailers...

  We regularly receive questions from overseas clients about their local intellectual property (IP) rights.  In fact, we are currently assisting a European manufacturer claw back trade mark rights in New Zealand.  In this case, a manufacturer filed its trade mark in New Zealand and a...

There are so many things to consider when launching a new business, product or service. Choosing a trade mark can be a very exciting step, but it is important to get it right from the outset. Firstly, you could put together a list of potential marks...

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