Trade mark filing fees increase

In May 2012, Shelston IP reported on various official fee increases for trade mark matters. Some of those increases will come into effect on 1 October 2012: Item (per class) Current Fee Fee from 1 October 2012 Electronic application – no pick list $160 $200 Electronic application – with pick list $120 $120 Electronic Series Trade Mark

Trade mark fee increases

IP Australia has recently announced increases in official fees for certain trade mark actions. The revised fee structure is designed to encourage use of “approved means” which are likely to be electronic and web-based transactions. Registration fees From 1 July 2012 trade mark registration fees will increase to from $250 to $300. Shelston IP’s usual practice

Australian IP law reforms to become reality

Shelston IP has previously foreshadowed proposed changes to Australia’s various IP regimes intended to strengthen and improve Australia’s IP system. Having passed unamended through the Senate the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 was passed by the House of Representatives on 20 March 2012. All that remains now is for the Bill to attain

Trade mark infringement – key cases from 2011

This article briefly discusses each of the key trade mark infringement cases from 2011, beginning with the Full Federal Court decisions. Major issues considered include use of a name as a defence to trade mark infringement, when is a domain name used as a trade mark and what constitutes goods of the same description. Optical

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