Intellectual Property - In a Nutshell
Intellectual Property – In a Nutshell

Recently, I have been approached with various enquiries from clients as to what can indeed be patented? Without delving into the nuts and bolts of patentability requirements set forth in Patents ...

Kit Kat Trade Mark
Kit Kat Trade Mark

Societe Des Produits Nestlé S.A (“Nestlé”) has successfully appealed an opposition by Aldi Stores (“Aldi”) to the registration of a trade mark for the Kit Kat chocolate wafer biscuit, after ...

Trans-Tasman
Trans-Tasman Trade Mark Harmonisation

When seeking a trade mark in both Australia and New Zealand, outcomes are generally similar at examination.  Since May 2006, IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand ...

Don’t bite my apple
Don’t bite my apple

Australian retailer, Woolworths Ltd, received acceptance of its new trademark, a stylised W representing a piece of fresh produce, from IP Australia on 30th October 2008. The application covers ...

3 Keys to a Reputable Brand

Businesses and individuals worldwide will remember 2008 as a year of financial hardship, rising unemployment and uncertainty. In such times, businesses and consumers alike turned to the brands ...