Demystifying © ™ ® – Intellectual property protection for start-ups

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Do you have:


  • a logo on your business card?
  • a colour scheme, logo or graphic design on your packaging, website or brochures?
  • an innovative product or technology that you want to use, produce and/or sell?
  • a unique domain name?
  • a trade secret?


What would you do if a competitor was to copy or use any of this?

If you own or manage a business you might be surprised to learn how much valuable intellectual property (IP) you have; IP you can trade, sell and need to protect. Issues relating to IP – both yours and your competitors’ – can have a major impact on your business.

At this event, we will help you make sense of the confusing world of intellectual property and help you learn your ©’s from your TM’s.

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Where: The Village at 700 Bourke on Concourse Level, via the Southern Cross/Etihad Stadium walkway, Melbourne.

When: Thursday 26 June, 2014

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm AEST


About the presenters

Mark Williams is a patent and trade marks attorney who assists clients in obtaining and enforcing their intellectual property rights in the areas of software, electronics and engineering.   Follow Mark on twitter @pofip and @mjwip.


Anita Brown is a lawyer and trade marks attorney specialising in brand protection strategy, trade mark enforcement and prosecution. Anita also advises on competition and consumer law, confidentiality and privacy, contracts, copyright and licensing.

The Village is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any other access requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know prior by contacting us below.