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European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), has become the first government entity to integrate TrademarkVision’s new technology through the official launch of its eSearch platform this month.
Like any disruptive technology, the advent of 3D printing technology also raises many legal questions in the area of intellectual property. Understanding the legal issues surrounding 3D printing is more important than ever.
The stage is set for success, all you need to do is stay focused, keep costs and distractions low, and execute. Why then spend your valuable time and money exploring intangible things such as intellectual property (IP)?
The idea is always the easy part and from my point of view as a designer, creating the product is also an easy part in the equation. Some projects may pose technical challenges, however with research, design and development these can be overcome.
Relentless years of hard work and sleepless nights lift new brands and businesses off the ground. When copycats steal your ideas it’s heartbreaking. But with a little insider knowledge you can beat the counterfeiters.
Is the name of your business protected? You’ll probably say 'yes' if you have a business name registration or are a registered company, but...
Many business owners do not register IP because they’re frightened of incurring expensive legal bills, or don’t know where else to turn, and as a result many hide an ever present foreboding anxiety because they’re worried someone will “steal” their idea before they actually protect it.
With the prevalence of digital media and online sharing, an Australian company, Veridocx, has launched a cost effective way for people to protect their intellectual property and digital files.
What happens when you are sitting down with your supplier, customer or contractors, discussing business or a project or a product idea and in the course of the discussion some valuable new intellectual property (IP) is identified? It's an inevitable scenario that can arise almost anytime you have a group of bright and innovative people gathered for a meeting.
You would imagine the legal fraternity to be a slouch when it comes to technology. Remember how they were stuck, for years, with the...
Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation Mark Dreyfus, is a massive fan of new laws passed last month, designed to strengthen Australia’s intellectual property system. It's always exciting when there's a chance of less red tape getting in the way of running your business.
Brand creation’s a slippery little sucker. The second you get the lay of the land, the rules change. Again. Fortunately new Australian business Remarqueble has come up with a simple way to do just that. The Melbourne-based company has built some very clever technology that’s helping small-to-medium enterprises and large law firms alike to stake their branding claim in an increasingly digital landscape.
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Poor, poor entrepreneurs. No sooner have they had the Best. Idea. Ever, then they start fretting that someone’s going to thieve it. Other than never telling another living, breathing soul about your plans, there are several ways to protect your business model, invention or confidential information.
There are a number of myths and misunderstandings surrounding registering a domain name. The reality is domain registration is just one small step towards interwebs domination, not the end goal. The following myth busters will ensure you go online with eyes open.
It’s vital that you take care of your looks. No, we are not talking about wearing the right sunscreen or drinking two litres of water a day (although that’s important too), we're talking about the best way to protect the appearance of your new product. Design registration refers to the overall visual appearance of a product, rather than the way it functions. Remember that when determining the appropriate type of protection for your product.
‘Patents’ and ‘patent pending’ are much more than words bandied about on late-night infomercials. Like other tools in the intellectual property stable, patents are intended to protect an inventor’s product or method. As with copyright and trademark, patents can initially seem daunting. However, the following seven tips will set you on the path to understanding how patents apply to your business.
It’s important for businesses of all sizes to understand copyright requirements to ensure work is secure and minimise the risk of infringing another’s property. Copyright protection in Australia is easily demystified -- the following seven tips will give you a great foundation.
For many companies, particularly technology companies, intellectual property (IP) is their most valuable asset. However, many companies, especially start-ups, fail to adequately identify or protect their IP from the outset. This can often require more costly and cumbersome steps being taken at a later stage to adequately protect the company’s IP.
A Perth graphic designer has unveiled Klick360, a website for design projects that aims to address many of problems with intellectual-property theft that swirl around competition-based sites.