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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 4

Part 4 – Costs, is the whole thing worthwhile and can an opposition be settled? In my previous articles, I explained the reasons for trade mark oppositions, the process for filing evidence and submissions, the hearing, decision and appeal stages, and the practical outcomes. In this article, I look at how much an opposition will…
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First round straight sets victory for Kokkinakis

[caption id="attachment_9170" align="aligncenter" width="494"]  (Photo Source: NYDAILYNEWS.COM/NATI KARNIK/ASSOCIATED PRESS)[/caption] Tennis players, both ex-players and current players, have been in the news recently, what with Margaret Court's well-publicised comments and the heated backlash to those comments. Another Australian tennis player has also been causing some ructions in recent times, although for very different reasons. Thanasi Kokkinakis…
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 3

Part 3 - The decision, appeals and the practical outcome In my previous articles, I explained why someone might want to oppose a trade mark, and how the opposition process is commenced. I also discussed the filing of evidence, submissions and the hearing of a trade mark opposition by a delegate of the Registrar of…
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Issues Surrounding “Refiling” a Provisional application

We are often asked if a provisional application filed in respect of an invention, can be “re-filed”. Whilst this is possible, there are, as always, advantages and disadvantages to doing so.  Further, in some cases, whilst it may be possible to re-file the application, doing so will result in a loss of any rights in…
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