Tag Archives: Brand

Sep / 24

Same Same, but Different Different

Sharon Givoni Consulting Intellectual Property, Trade marks

Can two businesses use the same Brand Name? You have started a company under a snazzy brand name, but a google search shows that the name has already been in use by another company – and they’ve trademarked it. So the big question is, can two businesses use an identical brand name? Many of you […]

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Bad Faith Trade Mark Registration
Jun / 18

Bad Faith Trade Mark Registration in Australia

Sharon Givoni Consulting Intellectual Property

Registering a trade mark is the most effective way to protect your brand name and other elements of your brand identity such as logos and taglines. However, caution should be taken as this protection will not be afforded to bad faith trade mark registration. Ownership of a trade mark at common law is established through the […]

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Protecting What’s Special

Sharon Givoni Consulting Protecting ideas

Most of us will have great business ideas from time to time. The challenge is how you can stop others from using them and slavishly copying them …. This article considers the law of confidential information and how you can protect that in Australia. It also considers the importance of registering unique trade marks and […]

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Brand protection for designers

Sharon Givoni Consulting Retail and fashion Law, Trade marks

While imitation may well be the greatest form of flattery it is certainly not much fun when it is your garment or brand name that is copied by others. In this article Sharon Givoni covers what makes a strong trade mark from a trade marks perspective, some considerations if you expanding your fashion label internationally […]

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Would the real Zara please stand up? by Sharon Givoni
Jun / 04

Would the real Zara please stand up?

Sharon Givoni Consulting Retail and fashion Law, Trade marks

Many textile and fashion designers use, or incorporate their own name into their brands. Take Zara, Davenport, Elle McPherson and Collette Dinnigan to name a few. The more unique the fashion label is, usually the safer you are from “copycats”. However, legal battles can arise if two designers use similar names. Read more… Note the […]

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