Trade mark infringement – an introduction

  In Australia, trade mark law is a type of intellectual property (“IP”) administered by common law principles and the the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) (TMA). What is a trademark and what forms can a trade mark be? The TMA defines a trade mark as: a sign used, or intended to be used, to distinguish goods…

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Need a Confidentiality Agreement in Brisbane?

Do you require a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or Confidentiality Agreement in Brisbane for one of your business commercial dealings? Are you trying to protect the secrecy of your business’ valuable intellectual property (IP)? Boss Lawyers is a leading law firm with specialist lawyers to help Australian business owners obtain timely and concise legal work. Businesses…

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Cyber Squatting

Unauthorised use of domain names Domain names and website addresses represent valuable electronic real estate for a business’ presence and brand.  Traditionally, parties seeking to prevent unauthorised use of domain names (“cyber squatting”) by a third party could: lodge an action with the ICANN or through auDA (the regulatory body for .au domain names); negotiate…

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Cyber Squatting and Domain Name Retention

Business owners and traders often fall victim to Cyber Squatting when another party sits on a similar domain name with the intention of exploiting the business owner. We look at the issues surrounding Cyber Squatting and Domain Name Retention. Cyber Squatting occurs when a person or company registers a domain name which is similar to the domain…

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