Top 7 Mistakes Made When Filing Trade Marks
These are the 7 most common mistakes businesses make when filing their own trade marks: Searches: Not conducting searches soRead more.
Mythbusting: Business and Company Names are NOT trade marks
This is the biggest intellectual property myth in the business community and it catches out a lot of business ownersRead more.
Have you moved business premises? Check your TM registration!
Do you own registered trade marks but you have moved premises in the years since you applied for protection? Unfortunately,Read more.
GOLD COAST BUSINESS ALERT re 2018 Commonwealth Games
If you know anyone with a business on the Gold Coast, share this page laying out the very stringent protectionsRead more.
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. 9Read more.
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:Read more.
What Valuable New IP Did Your Business Create Last Year?
As 2017 comes to a close, it’s worthwhile considering what new intellectual property (IP) was created in your business. IfRead more.
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.Read more.
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 aRead more.
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 purchasingRead more.
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 toRead more.
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,Read more.
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, SirRead more.
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 highRead more.
KOMO® Founder Talks IP on Mojo Radio
KOMO® founder, Alicia Beverley, features on the Mojo Radio Show with renowned innovation specialist and speaker Gary Bertwistle and hisRead more.
If you have recently filed for trade mark registration you may have received a letter like the one below, whichRead more.
The Top 4 IP Actions Start-Ups Can Take to Attract the Big Money
I get that start-ups are like the Evel Knievel of the business world, willing to take insane risks and putRead more.
The Conversations You’re Not Having in the Hope Your Lawyer and IP Attorneys are Psychic
Over the years I have known dozens of lawyers and IP attorneys. No, I’m not prone to trouble. If youRead more.
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 NewRead more.
Uh, oh. Someone in Your Company Is Doing This Right Now…
Every year there are always a few publicised cases of businesses caught out using photos and artwork without agreement fromRead more.