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32% of Australia’s Top YouTubers Get Trade Mark Protection
Of Australia’s top 25 YouTubers, 32% have made Australian trade mark applications and/or registrations: No. 3  PLANET DOLAN No. 9 
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Today marks the 20-year anniversary of one of my biggest ‘sliding door’ moments
20 years ago today – August 11th, 1997 – TEC chair Barry Upfold gave me the opportunity of a lifetime:
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Accountants: Filing trade marks for your clients is NOT a good idea. Here’s why…
I am starting to see a concerning increase in accountancy practices filing trade mark applications on behalf of their clients.
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Start-up Evangelists: We need to talk about events, start-ups and trade marks
We need to have a conversation about duty of care in the start-up evangelist/promo space. Last night I followed a
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Why This Recent Federal Court Decision Could Affect Your SEO Strategy
Quick Chronology: April 2013: Google changed its Trademark Adwords policy so that it no longer restricted its advertisers from purchasing
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Accountants: business and company names are RISKY to your firm and to your clients. Here’s what you can do about
Business and company names are not trade marks Business and company names do NOT provide any automatic proprietary ownership to
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That (litigious) space where inspiration meets imitation
By Alicia Mayer A couple of months ago I had a client who emailed me a logo that looked eerily,
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Thanks for the great business name, Sir David Attenborough
I often get asked why I called my intellectual property services business KOMO®. Well, you can thank my hero, Sir
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Accountants and commercial lawyers, it’s time to ask your star clients ‘that’ question
This is a call out to accountants and commercial lawyers (ok, I’m begging): it’s time to start asking your high
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SCAM ALERT!
If you have recently filed for trade mark registration you may have received a letter like the one below, which
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When It Comes to Intellectual Property, There Are Two Kinds of Business Leaders
It’s a funny thing about intellectual property – in my experience of presenting on the topic around Australia and New
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From Start-Ups to Established Companies, This is The One Role Everyone Forgets
Every hour of the business week it seems a new start-up tumbles onto the scene and it’s hard to not
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The 4 Dangerous IP Mistakes Your Business Made This Year
In 1997, when I was given my first intellectual property speaking gig with The Executive Connection (TEC), the group’s chairman had
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Does Your Business Have ‘Ghost’ IP?
I have a soft spot for successful business people. They are usually extremely intelligent, and if they’ve been in business
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Does Your Business Have Dirty IP?
A few years ago, I was having lunch with a friend of mine, a businesswoman with a fast-growing cosmetic brand
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