Trade Marks

Ken Philp's decades in brave new world of intellectual property

When Ken Philp entered the world of intellectual property law, the Internet did not exist, nor did mobile phones. Now, computers with artificial intelligence are running complex IP legal cases.

That’s just one of the enormous changes he has experienced in a career field spanning more than 35 years with technology changes that sound like science fiction but are increasingly real.

High Court Confirms Wild Geese Case

The High Court has confirmed a major shakeup of Australia’s intellectual property legal landscape by rejecting a request to appeal against a landmark win by Brisbane IP lawyer Ken Philp, in a case which defines how trade mark holders could lose their marks if not properly used.

The High Court this week effectively endorsed a unanimous decision by five Federal Court judges earlier this year when Mr Philp won an appeal case over the issue of a trade mark owner failing to show proper control and use of their mark.

High Court confirms Brisbane IP Lawyer's win in landmark Wild Geese whiskey war

The High Court has confirmed a major shakeup of Australia’s intellectual property legal landscape by rejecting a request to appeal against a landmark win by Brisbane IP lawyer Ken Philp, in a case which defines how trade mark holders could lose their marks if not properly used.

The High Court this week effectively endorsed a unanimous decision by five Federal Court judges earlier this year when Mr Philp won an appeal case over the issue of a trade mark owner failing to show proper control and use of their mark.

Brisbane Lawyer on Panel to Police Internet Domain Names

Got an idea to grab a contentious issue from the news, create an internet domain name from it and make money?  First you have to register the domain name and get it past gatekeepers like Brisbane intellectual property lawyer Nicole Murdoch.

Ms Murdoch has been appointed as a 2015 names panellist of the .au Domain Administration Ltd, a nationwide body which is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the internet .au domain space.

Casino Trademark Plan Not a Rubber Stamp

PRESS RELEASE:

Businessmen looking to emulate mining magnate Clive Palmer who is seeking to trade mark the name Coolum Casino for his Sunshine Coast hotel should realise the process of trade marking is not that simple, according to Brisbane intellectual property lawyer Nicole Murdoch.

She said the process of applying for a trade mark could be complicated especially as Mr Palmer had stated he was not planning on opening a casino, but wanted to trade mark the Coolum Casino name as merely a defensive measure to stop rival operators using the name.

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