In the event of any intellectual property issues or copyright infringement disputes, it is pivotal to seek legal advice and/or representation to ensure that your rights are adequately protected. At Aitken Whyte Lawyers, our Gold Coast solicitors have experience dealing with intellectual property protection and copyright infringement matters and can conduct dispute resolution, litigation, and court matters on your behalf.
Your intellectual property and trademarks are often important and vital to you and your business and it is important to protect them. There are a number of ways that intellectual property or copyright disputes can arise and given their different natures, you can have different rights in relation to each. The nature of intellectual property litigation can therefore often be complex, and it is best to seek legal advice as to the best way to proceed.
You are able to seek recourse under the Australian Consumer Law, as well as the tort of passing off, and more.
For example, if you are seeking a trademark for your business, we can advise as to what you should look for and what you should avoid, in order to ensure you do not run into trouble. Generally you should make sure that some part of your trademark is distinctive and original rather than descriptive. If you infringe upon someone else’s trademark, or they have infringed upon yours, there may be liability for misleading and deceptive conduct or trade mark infringement. Misleading advertising, if it infringes upon intellectual property and copyright, may lead to liability and you may have legal recourse.
Depending on your situation, different types of intellectual property litigation may be preferable for you. At Aitken Whyte we can talk through with you any options you may have to protect your intellectual property, and seek the best cost-effective solution for protecting your intellectual property rights.
Aitken Whyte Lawyers
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