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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: Early next year, the domain name frontier will open up and eligible entities will be able to apply for their own generic top-level domains, presenting significant opportunities and challenges for businesses. Partner Tim Golder (view CV), Senior Associate Jesse Gleeson, Trade Marks Attorney Carissa Apps and Law Graduate Andrew Wilcock...
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In brief: .xxx domain names will be available for registration in early September. While .xxx domain names are intended for adult content, trade mark holders in other industries will be able to take advantage of a ‘sunrise period’ to defensively register their trade marks so as to remove the risk of brand-jacking and cyber-squatting. Partner...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: IP Australia is currently considering draft legislation that proposes some major changes to, and developments in, IP protection in Australia. This will include consideration of submissions made by all interested stakeholders over recent weeks. In this article, Partner Trevor Davies (view CV) and PTA Technical Assistant Sean Blasdall highlight some...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: Recent amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) now make provision for the amendment of trade mark registrations affected by the inclusion of new EU geographical indicators and traditional expressions on the Register of Protected Names. Trade Mark Attorney Carissa Apps and Senior Associate Mark Williams report on the...
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