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After 13 years working as a trademark consultant and paralegal, Jacqui decided to start her own company in this space. Jacqui's passion is to assist small business in protecting their brands, logos and slogans. Trademark registration and related matters are often assumed to be complex and costly - something that only 'big business' can afford. Mark My Words Trademark Services offers affordable, friendly and reliable services so that everyone has access to professional services in this area, without the high price tag often associated.
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"In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield" - Warren Buffett
Resuming business after having a baby was always going to be a challenge. But I was as prepared for it as possible… or so I thought. Read more14
Have you noticed a business name or logo that’s similar to yours? Whether you have or haven’t registered it as a trade mark, you need to know about the ‘confusingly similar’ rule to avoid trade-mark infringement. Read more2
What is the difference between a business name and a trade mark, and do you have to register both when starting your business? Chances are, the answer will be ‘yes’. Read more8
Including images on your website, blog and social media platforms is a great way to give your business a visual boost online. But what are the rules when it comes to using and sharing images? Read more10
The Australian intellectual property (IP) system has undergone its biggest overhaul in decades. Here are some key changes and their implications for small businesses. Read more7
One baby is up and running (your business!) and now there’s a real baby on the way. How can you make sure things are in order before your little one arrives? Read more28
If you own intellectual property then you have the right to authorise other people to use it (aka license the use) if you wish. Before you do, here are some considerations you should be aware of. Read more8
It’s not just logos, business names and tag lines that can be trade marked. You can also register original fragrances, audio, shapes and shades. Read more6
Every business owner will likely be party to various written agreements in the course of running their business. Here are some important points to consider before signing the dotted line. Read more4
How do you know if your trade mark is being infringed, and what should you do about it? Read on for the answers. Read more4
You may have registered your trade mark in Australia, but that won’t protect your brand in other countries if exporting your products. Follow these tips for international trade mark registration and be on the safe side. Read more1
If you are a practitioner of an existing product, you may be tempted to register a domain name containing that product or brand name. But there are some things you should consider before using well-known brands in domain names. Read more12
So you’ve registered a trade mark, but now what? Do you fully understand your rights relating to registered trade marks and how you can or cannot use ithen Read more4
Registering a trade mark can be a tricky business for soloists. Get it right first go with these essential tips. Read more13
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