A Power of Attorney, POA in short, is a legal document that authorizes an entity to represent or act for another person, usually, in the managing of the person’s property, business or private affairs. The former is called the Attorney or Agent whereas the latter is commonly known as the Principal. In Trademarks, a Power [...]
There are 3 ways how you can proceed: Book an initial phone call with us. Here is the link. Ask for a free preliminary trademark search to get an idea whether your trademark can be registered. This is a basic search but if your mark is unregistrable, we’ll be able to tell you. Order your search [...]
Every trademark application must list the specific goods and services that the trademark will cover. Products belong to classes 1 to 34. Services belong to classes 35 to 45. Products are tangible, you can touch them. Services are intangible. Below is a rough classification (class headings) just to give you an idea of general categories [...]
It is generally difficult to register geographical names as trademarks in Australia, particularly where these geographical words have an obvious connection with the goods or services being trademarked. For example, the word MAATSUYKER describes a series of small uninhabited islands off the coast of Tasmania. The trademark office has previously rejected an application for the [...]
In Australia a merely descriptive trademark is one that has no "adaptation to distinguish" your goods and services from those of other businesses. Some examples of such "merely descriptive" trademarks include words which are used for the normal description of the goods or services. An example of this is the word "GIANT" in relation to [...]
Both surnames and full names are able to be registered as trademarks in Australia, but you may face difficulties. For example if your surname is very common (like "Smith") or if it has multiple meanings (like "Green"), your trademark may be rejected.