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Trade Mark Registration – Protect Your Brand Starting Today

A trade mark lawyer assists business owners in registering their trade marks. Registering a trade mark is an effective way for your business to protect its brand. You can read our article “Trade Marks and Brand Protection” by clicking here if you would like to learn what a trade mark is. A trade mark specialist can submit applications for trade marks on your behalf, as well as address any opposition claims made against your application and any other issues that may arise in an adverse report during the application process.

Trade Mark Searches – A Guideline for Conducting Trade Mark Searches Internationally

If you are looking to expand your business internationally, or intend to in the future, it’s important to trade mark your business name and products in every country you intend to operate in. This allows you to protect your brand from being used by someone else and enables you to defend a claim if a competitor overseas claims you are breaching their trade mark. Whenever your business expands to a new country, you will need to conduct a trade mark search on the relevant country's intellectual property office website to ensure there are no conflicting trade marks registered in that country. You can find this using the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) directory.

The Latest on Employment Law

With the threat of COVID-19 still constant in Australia, employers are asking how they can manage the risks this pandemic presents. Luisa Perez presents some key points about this in the video below. Please note: this video provides information to help employers make well-informed decisions. Quest does not take sides in the pro or anti vaccination debate.

The Latest on Franchising Law

Quest Legal Associate James Bijen shares with us the three biggest changes to the Franchising Code and what it means for franchise businesses from 1 July 2021. See our article below for the full details on the Code changes.

Article: Renegotiating Commercial and Retail Leases

Commercial and retail tenancies have been a hot topic for the past two months. When the Federal Government issued lockdown procedures in March 2020, many businesses were forced to close their store fronts or have seen a drastic downturn in foot traffic. Since this date both landlords and tenants have been eagerly awaiting legislative changes to provide clarity on how to manage their leases.

Article: Planning for a Post Lock-Down Future

Commercial and retail tenancies have been a hot topic for the past two months. When the Federal Government issued lockdown procedures in March 2020, many businesses were forced to close their store fronts or have seen a drastic downturn in foot traffic. Since this date both landlords and tenants have been eagerly awaiting legislative changes to provide clarity on how to manage their leases.