POF collaborating with the O Group in Tasmania to present on intellectual property protection for small business

In June 2015, POF will be teaming up with the O Group in Tasmania to present on intellectual property protection for small business. The O Group helps its members with a number of work related services including training, strategic HR planning, finance planning and small business assistance (among others).

The first seminar in Launceston was very well received. Details about the second seminar in Hobart on 24 June are below.

Demystifying © ™ ® – Intellectual property protection for small businesses.

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 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.

About the presenters

Russell Waters is a Partner of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and a patent and trade marks attorney. Russell won the Australian trade mark categories for the ILO Client Choice Award 2013 and ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards 2012. He was recognised as anIP Star in the Managing Intellectual Property Handbook in 2014 and 2015, and ranks amongst Australia’s top trade mark attorneys in the annual World Trademark Review 1000.

Anita Brown is an Associate of Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and a trade marks attorney and lawyer. Anita has a Master of Intellectual Property Law and experience in trade mark searching, prosecution, registration and enforcement. She also advises on trade mark assignments and licensing. Before joining POF, Anita worked as a journalist and then as a lawyer at a firm specialising in advertising and marketing law.

Hobart seminar

Date: Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm


Best Western, 156 Bathurst Street, Hobart

Cost of registration: Free

To register, please click this link.

We hope to see you there!



Prior to joining the firm, Russell worked as a solicitor with a major Melbourne law firm. His practice encompasses all aspects of trade marks, including searching and advising on the registrability of marks, applying for and obtaining registration of marks in Australia and overseas, and enforcement of trade mark rights.