trademark keyboard What is a trademark?
What is a trademark?

Reading Time: 5 minutesA trademark refers to any ‘sign’ such as a word, phrase, symbol, image, shape, sound, smell, colour or combination of things that identifies and differentiates the goods or services of one trader from the similar goods or services of other traders.  A registered trademark gives the owner rights to use the trademark as registered (and […]

Australian Federal Budget 2018:2019 Guide for International Trade Professionals
Australian Federal Budget 2018/2019 Guide for International Trade Professionals

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere was a time when customs tariffs accounted for 80% of the Commonwealth Government’s revenue. While customs duty revenue may not make the headlines in 2018, there are still a number of interesting customs and trade takeaways from the 2018/19 budget. Single Window The Government will spend provide $10.5 million to transform and modernise Australia’s international […]

Beach photo How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?
How Can I Protect My Trademark Overseas?

Reading Time: 7 minutesMost business owners don’t enjoy dealing with the legal side of their company as it can be quite overwhelming having to deal with matters such as legal protection. Many business operators are inexperienced in the area of intellectual property such as, trademarks, copyrights and patents and are often unaware they should register a trademark for […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trademark in Australia?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe cost of registering a trademark depends upon what category your business falls under and the exact products or services you require your trademark protected in relation to.  It’s widely recommended you use a trademark professional who can not only reduce the risk of added expenses but give you the peace of mind you’re giving […]

Trademark Guide to Trademarks in Singapore
How Long Does an Australian Trademark Last?

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe ideal option for protecting your brand is to register a trademark. Trademark registration goes a long way in protecting your brand name or other distinctive sign (such as a logo, business name, distinct packaging get up) in respect of your goods or services from potential infringers, as well providing you legal protection.  If you’re […]

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Australian Border Force 2018 Customs Compliance Priorities

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Australian Border Force (ABF) has released a statement setting out its compliance priorities for 2018. While each importer and exporter will have its own unique risk areas, the statement by the ABF highlights the areas that should be given closest attention. In relation to revenue related claims, the following are the areas that will be given […]

Your Workplace Rights in Australia

Reading Time: 2 minutesBreach of Workplace Rights The majority of workplaces in Australia are covered by the Fair Work Act 2009. As a full- or part-time employee in Australia, you have rights that cannot be breached. As an employer in Australia, you have a duty to uphold the law and make sure you are providing a workplace that is in […]