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Who is the correct owner of your trade mark?

Who is the correct owner of your trade mark?

Richard Suters 28/07/2021

Businesses and individuals should exercise caution when applying for registration of a trade mark to ensure the proper owner of the mark is registered. This is an issue that can present itself many years after registration and as the decision in Pham Global Pty Ltd v Insight Clinical Imaging Pty Ltd (2017) 251 FCR 379 makes clear, ownership must be established at the time of applying for registration.