Managing your brand online – Domain names and trade mark practice on the Web

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The internet has revolutionised the way we live our lives, from how we connect with each other, to how we do business. More people than ever are setting up online businesses, sharing information and shopping internationally – all without leaving their desks.

On the flipside, the internet has also created a considerable amount of legal risks for organisations, particularly with regards to intellectual property.

At this seminar, Russell Waters will discuss topics such as:

  • Twitter – who owns Tweets?
  • IP rights on social media: Google+, Myspace, Tumblr
  • Copyright considerations for user generated content
  • Domain name disputes
  • Top level URL’s – what’s next?
  • The use of trade marks online
  • Google AdWords – recent decisions regarding the use of competitor’s trade marks in advertising

About the presenter

Russell Waters is a trade marks attorney and a Partner of the firm. He advises clients on proposed marks, obtaining registration, searching, oppositions and enforcement. Russell recently won the Australian trade mark categories for the ILO Client Choice Award 2013 and ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012, and ranks amongst Australia’s top trade mark attorneys in the annual World Trademark Review 1000.
Date: Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Time: 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)

11.45am for a 12.00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 23, 367 Collins Street

Sydney Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street

Adelaide Office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square

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