Franchising, Intellectual Property, Due Diligence & Commercial Law Firm in Australia

Stone Lawyers

PO Box 761
Cleveland

Brisbane, Queensland 4163
Australia

Phone+61 7 38295912
Fax +61 7 38295913

Law Firm Overview

Stone Lawyers are commercial lawyers to businesses and individuals across a broad range of industries throughout Australia.



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Articles Published by Stone Lawyers

 Australia Raises the Intellectual Property Bar

In addition to amending patent law (which is not covered in this article), the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (Cth) ("the IPRB") aims to significantly improve and streamline trade mark and copyright law in Australia from 15 April 2013, and strengthen the rights of intellectual property owners.

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 Australian Trademark Myths and Misconceptions

There are numerous myths and misconceptions about trade marks. Here are some that relate to Australia. Your Australian registered trademark automatically protects your rights overseas: Untrue. Your Australian registration only gives exclusive trademark rights in Australia. If you wish to use your trade mark overseas you must be sure that it does not conflict with an overseas owner's trademark rights.

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 International Trademark Applications Based on Australian Registered Marks

Australia is a member of the Madrid Protocol – an Australian trade mark owner can apply to register its trade mark in other countries that are also members of the Madrid Protocol in one international trade mark application. A Madrid System application is simpler and cheaper than applying directly to each country for a registered trade mark. However, some countries are not members of the Madrid Protocol so it is necessary to apply directly to their trade mark registries.

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 I Want to Apply to Register a New Zealand Trademark

Do I really need a lawyer to do that? Strictly speaking, no. Anyone can apply to register a trademark, although the mark being applied for must satisfy the requirements of the Trademarks Act 2002. Registered trademarks can be valuable intellectual property assets, and can be dealt with in similar ways to other forms of property.

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 I Want to Apply to Register an Australian Trademark

Do I really need a lawyer to do that? Strictly speaking, no. Anyone can apply to register a trademark, although the mark being applied for must satisfy the requirements of the Trademarks Act 1995. Registered trademarks can be valuable intellectual property assets, and can be dealt with in similar ways to other forms of property.

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 Benefits of Trademark Registration in Australia

In Australia, there are many benefits to registering your valuable brand as a trademark. Trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to use your registered trademark in a geographical area and in the market for goods and services covered by your registration.

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 Benefits of Trademark Registration in New Zealand

There are many benefits to registering your valuable brand as a New Zealand trademark. Trademark registration gives you the exclusive right to use your registered trademark in a geographical area and in the market for goods and services covered by your registration. A registered trademark gives you the exclusive right to license other people to use your trademark (and pay you a fee).

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 IP Checklist

We frequently find that our clients are unaware of the actual scope and value of their intellectual property assets. A great deal of valuable intellectual property can be hidden in a business. The true value of intellectual property is often only appreciated when it is stolen, or infringed by rivals.

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 10 Reasons Why Potential Franchisees Need a Franchise Lawyer

Are you a potential franchisee or even a current franchisee? Do you really need a franchise lawyer? That depends on your experience and appetite for risk. We say “yes” and we are biased, but that bias is based on considerable franchising experience gained over many years.

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