Infringement of IP: Case study

Luckily Michael came to us as soon as he received the opposition to his trade mark application. We were able to negotiate with the international corporation regarding the trade mark.

This case had a good outcome in what could have been an extremely costly and lengthy process of opposition and appeal against Michael’s trade mark application.

The moral of the story…

Always file your trade mark applications as soon as possible.

The headstart process is extremely helpful in identifying whether there are likely to be any oppositions to an application either by another party or by IP Australia. It’s no guarantee, as a business may oppose your application, but it’s a great start.


Get sound advice (or use professionals such as the team at Progressive Legal) to ensure that all proper processes and all due diligence has been followed.

If you have filed the application yourself and receive any opposing correspondence, don’t delay – seek legal advice immediately – as time is of the essence.