Through our Asia Pacific network, we are able to provide one-stop international intellectual property services. We provide registration, maintenance and monitoring services in the field of intellectual property.
Registering your trademark means that you have the exclusive right to use the trademark in relation to the goods and services for which the mark is registered. If other traders use it in Australia in relation to the same or similar goods or services without your consent, they may be liable for infringement of your trademark and you may take legal action. If you do not register your trademark, you may still use it but it is harder to prove that you are the "owner" of the mark and as such your protection is limited.
Novelty is one of the necessary conditions for granting a patent.
If something is known to the public, it is not a novel invention and non-patentable. For example, where the innovation is a product which has already been sold, or a process that has already been used, this prior use/disclosure will disqualify the innovation from being patentable.
Once a design is registered, the owner will enjoy an exclusive right of the registered design and protected by law. Without your consent/license, any company and/or individual that uses the design and/or operation method claimed by the registered design for business purposes is a tort, and the owner can take legal action to require the infringer to stop the infringement and even compensate the economic loss. Registered design rights are strictly regional, and registered designs are only legally protected in the jurisdictions where they are registered.
Since copyrights are not mandatory required to be registered, when buying, selling, and/or during litigation or otherwise, owners of the rights are required to prove it with a lot of documents.
In case if a copyright has been recorded with a official authority, the certificate will probably become the most powerful proof. However, if a copyright is not recorded, and there is no sufficient documentation to prove its ownership, protection for it will be a doubt.
Without a permission or authorization from holder of an effective intellectual property protected by law, produce/provide infringements for the purpose of profit, this holder can exercise his/her rights through warnings, lawsuits, and/or other methods.
Intellectual property rights are not only used for fight against infringement, recover loss of the holder, maintain a fair, orderly and efficient market, and also expand your competitive advantage.