Is your design protected

Is your design protected?

Online media sites have become a popular platform for both new and established designers to showcase their designs. It is a way to get public exposure, allowing designers to build and m...
How Effective are Current Design Laws

How Effective are Current Design Laws?

Current Issues in the Designs System Following a report by the ALRC, the Designs Act 2003 was introduced to replace the Designs Act 1906. The intended purpose of the Act is to encourage innovation an...
Minimising Legal Risk in Social Media Marketing

Minimising Legal Risk in Social Media Marketing

The benefits of social media to promote small businesses are both well known and well utilised.  Free-to-use social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram have revolutio...
Marc Jacobs Seeing Stripes

Marc Jacobs Seeing Stripes?

Sports brand, Adidas, has filed a lawsuit against fashion brand, Marc Jacobs for trademark infringement and a number of other infringements such as deceptive trade practices relating to their use of s...
Trademarks - Are you protected

Trademarks – Are you protected?

It's no secret that businesses should consider protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) as soon as possible by applying to register their trademarks, but often businesses don't know how to go about...
Generate wider brand appeal

Generate wider brand appeal

If your business needs a little jump start, have you considered introducing a sub-brand or diffusion line into your business portfolio? A sub-brand can create diversity in your offering and can even...
Beware of Trade Mark Scams

Beware of Trade Mark Scams

IP Australia has recently reported that there have been cases of unsolicited letters sent to trade mark holders, asking for the payment of fees for registering and publishing their trade marks. The s...
To Licence or not to Licence

To Licence or not to Licence…

Licensing your intellectual property can be a great way to partner up with another party to maximise your financial benefit and yet still retain control of your intellectual assets, whether they be co...