Category: Intellectual Property Law

Holy Guacamole! Did they just use my company’s brand?

US giant Taco Bell has finally secured the right to use its brand in Australia after negotiating a settlement with local Australian restaurant, Taco Bill. This settlement will bring an end to a legal battle…

How important are trade marks to your business?

Have you considered how important your trade marks are to your business? Registering your trade marks has many benefits, from protecting your brand, making it easier to deal with infringing goods and services, and adding…

Is your business or industry impacted by parallel imports?

The laws around parallel imports are currently before Parliament for consideration and are likely to change. What is a parallel import? A parallel import is a genuine branded product (not a counterfeit), which has been…

The ACCC is watching!

The ACCC is watching! Do you know your obligations in respect of food labelling? Businesses which import or produce packaged foods and then retail or wholesale those foods into the Australian market must comply with…