Intellectual Property (IP) Rights

Patent Attorneys, Trademark Attorneys

Fellow & Member of

The Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia

D.I.Y.

If you think you can lodge whatever content you think is right and if it isn't right you'll somehow be offered a chance to change it, you couldn't be further away from the truth.

Not only may your Registration not protect you, but it will actually prevent (in many cases) an Attorney from assisting you later because your D.I.Y. application will usually cause an objection to the later application.

For example, a Patent will be rejected if the idea is disclosed in a prior patent.

Case Study

One example we have seen happen so often is discussed below. Company A (D.I.Y.) and Company B (represented) are rivals applying for the same or similar Trademarks to protect their business name.


Scenario 1

Company A's Application is rejected because it is incorrect and a new application cannot be lodged because Company B now has secured the Trademark rights.

Company A is forced to come up with a new business name. In some cases businesses find this out many years after having run a business which is a real brand concern.

Scenario 2

Company A's application content had some real gaps in ownership, coverage and therefore will fail to protect them when they need to use it. They are not told this during the Application process because the Government doesn't review their business plan or website. Company A has little or no rights but think they do.

Company C copies Company A's Trademark and gets away with it because the Company A's Trademark has failures in cover and/or ownership.

Professional help is a must.


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