trademark

Trademarks

Your Trademark is a sign, logo or mark that you use in business to distinguish your brand’s products or services from the competition. It’s your personal protected property.

Once your branding is a registered Trademark, it’s protected by law in the exact same way as your personal property. To make it happen, get help from Antunes.

The commercial power of the Trademark is a formidable business tool. A positive visual connection between a recognisable sign and a memorable experience with your brand can be the driver behind whether your business makes it, or not. So, your Trademark needs looking after.

And your Trademark should be intrinsically linked to your commercial strategy and business objectives in a holistic context – with registration and enforcement of any Trademark infringements factored into your business model. Antunes Lawyers can lead the way.

Talk to the Trademark professionals, for free

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Antunes Lawyers. Looking after your Trademark like it’s our own.

  • Trademark registration - End-to-end expert guidance at every turn.
  • Intellectual Property Audits - Due diligence & reporting on demand.
  • Enforce. Defend. Challenge - Mediation, dispute resolution, Court.
  • Commercial Consultation - Licensing, sponsorships, joint ventures.
  • Tailored Trademark Strategy - Working out what works best for you.
  • Madrid Protocol Applications - When you go international, we’re the people you need.
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Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

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Intellectual Property latest news and resources

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Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

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patents

Patents

If you’re an innovator or inventor and you’ve created something new that you want to commercialise, your first step is soundly protecting it with a Patent.

When you’re ready to apply for a Patent, it’s important that it’s prepared by professionals and in full compliance with IP Australia requirements. Antunes can take care of it for you.  

If your idea, innovation or invention is the key to the commercial success of your business, it deserves proper Patent protection to ensure others are prevented from making, selling, using, importing or keeping it for any reason without your consent as the owner.

For the smartest, fastest solution to patenting your creation, you need an expert IP lawyer who works closely with you to ensure every angle is covered in terms of protection, and that every piece of IP Australia compliance criteria is met. Antunes Lawyers can take you there.

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There’s only one way to do Patents: With the help of professionals.

Whether you’re the creator or you have the rights to the creation, you can be granted the Patent for the creation and be held on the IP Australia register. You just need to be able to show ownership evidence, and specifications and descriptions of the Patent subject.

If that all sounds a bit daunting, don’t worry, because Antunes Lawyers has a specialist team of IP experts on hand to help you through the whole process, with attention to detail and care in equal measure to ensure your commercial interests are fully secure.

For successful commercialised patents, ask Antunes IP specialists.

Whether it’s your idea, your concept, or your product, the things we need to create your airtight patent are the same.

  • Specifications - When it comes to Patents, details matter.
  • Drawings - Nothing paints a picture of your idea, like a picture.
  • Descriptions - Words do the hard work in Patents – tell us about it.
  • Claims - What does your idea do, what difference does it make?
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Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

Ask Antunes

Intellectual Property latest news and resources

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Use it or Lose it: How to Remove a Trademark for Non-Use

Registered trademarks can be removed for non-use in the absence of a good faith intention of the trademark owner to use the trademark or a failure by the registered owner to use the trademark during…

Read More

Is Social Media Content Copyrighted?

Social media and sharing content online is a large part of our society, but is it legal to share content from other users without permission?

Read More

Do I need a registered Trade Mark

Do I need a registered Trade Mark?

There is a widespread assumption that business owners operating under a registered business name automatically entitles them to automatic intellectual property protection, however this is not the…

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Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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Licensing of IP

Licensing of IP

Once you’ve protected your Intellectual Property, the next step is commercialising its value, and to do that properly you need a specialised lawyer to guide you through licensing IP.

Licensing your IP enables you to generate revenue by allowing others to use it, but not own it. To make sure it’s a smooth, lucrative process, engage an IP Licensing expert like Antunes.

If your commercial objectives involve making profit from your Intellectual Property, once it’s protected you need to implement an informed, binding IP licensing arrangement which comprehensively serves your competitive advantage.

Depending on the nature of your business there will be a number of ways you can approach the licensing of IP, so the most efficient method of finding the right path for you is engaging an expert IP lawyer like Antunes – we’ll make sure your set-up perfectly suits your objective.

Ask the IP Licensing specialists, for free

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Advice, action and enforcement in every area of IP Licensing.

Licensing your IP effectively in readiness to commercialise it should be done with care and consideration, and with the advice of an IP legal professional who takes the time to understand the nuts, bolts and nuances behind your business before suggesting solutions.

From the initial professional advice and recommendations around how to licence your IP, through preparing deeds and facilitating IP transfers, to the development of protection methods and enforcement of any breaches – Antunes Lawyers are with you all the way

When it comes to IP Licensing, leave it to Antunes Lawyers.

  • Providing advice - Expert guidance on what to commercialise & how to do it.
  • Preparing Licences - When you’re ready to licence IP, we do the hard work.
  • IP Transfers - If you need IP transferred, we take care of it.
  • Prevention Measures - If there’s a way to make protect you more, we’ll find it
  • Enforcing Breaches - If there’s a breach of your rights, we act on your behalf.
  • Representing You - We’ve got your back in any legal interactions.
Talk to Antunes

Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

Ask Antunes

Intellectual Property latest news and resources

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Use it or Lose it: How to Remove a Trademark for Non-Use

Registered trademarks can be removed for non-use in the absence of a good faith intention of the trademark owner to use the trademark or a failure by the registered owner to use the trademark during…

Read More

Is Social Media Content Copyrighted?

Social media and sharing content online is a large part of our society, but is it legal to share content from other users without permission?

Read More

Do I need a registered Trade Mark

Do I need a registered Trade Mark?

There is a widespread assumption that business owners operating under a registered business name automatically entitles them to automatic intellectual property protection, however this is not the…

Read More

Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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Infringements

Infringements

If a person or organisation commits an infringement on Intellectual Property rights that you have protected, make sure your next move is the right one by engaging a specialist IP lawyer.

Your Intellectual Property is one of your most valuable business assets. When there are infringements on the rights you have protected, ask Antunes Lawyers what to do next. 

Infringements on Intellectual Property like copyright and trademarks is more common than you might think. From similar logos or company names being used to confuse in the same market, to outright flagrant theft of registered trademarks, infringements are everywhere.

The first thing to do when you’re made aware of any infringements on your Intellectual Property is to gather what evidence you can, be that photocopies, photos, screen shots or recordings. The second thing to do is get in touch with an expert IP lawyer like Antunes.

Discuss infringements on your IP, for free

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When your Intellectual Property is infringed, we’ll know what to do next.

When there’s a breach of your IP rights such as unauthorised use of a registered trademark, should mediation fail to resolve the dispute, legal proceedings can be initiated to recover any financial losses and seek damages for any harm done to your reputation.

The Court will consider aspects of the infringement like profits made by the infringer, profits lost by the owner, and any reputational damage done to the owner. The key to achieving the desired outcome is by ensuring you ask Antunes Lawyers to help you make the very best case.

Antunes takes care of you at every stage of the infringement process.

  • Enforcing Infringement
  • Defending Infringement
  • Challenging Infringement
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Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

Ask Antunes

Intellectual Property latest news and resources

times square

Use it or Lose it: How to Remove a Trademark for Non-Use

Registered trademarks can be removed for non-use in the absence of a good faith intention of the trademark owner to use the trademark or a failure by the registered owner to use the trademark during…

Read More

Is Social Media Content Copyrighted?

Social media and sharing content online is a large part of our society, but is it legal to share content from other users without permission?

Read More

Do I need a registered Trade Mark

Do I need a registered Trade Mark?

There is a widespread assumption that business owners operating under a registered business name automatically entitles them to automatic intellectual property protection, however this is not the…

Read More

Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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copyright

What is Copyright?

The Australian Copyright Act 1968 grants a large number of exclusivity rights to creators of content, and that protection is free and automatic. A specialist IP lawyer will show you how it all works.

Copyright protects particular expressions of ideas, rather than ideas themselves, in literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work. To understand what to do next with your work, ask Antunes.   

If you’ve produced written content, dramatic works, music or art, for business or pleasure, you automatically have copyright protection under Australian law, giving you the exclusive right to reproduce, publish, perform, communicate or make an adaptation of that work in public.

The key to making copyright work for you is understanding those rights fully, knowing how to check if your rights are being infringed, and knowing what to do next if you need to enforce an infringement through the Courts. Antunes is a specialist IP practice, and we’re here to help.

Chat about your Copyright rights with the experts, for free

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Comprehensive Copyright expertise, at your service.

Understanding your rights under The Australian Copyright Act 1968 is essential, especially in a business context or when the copyrighted work is designed to generate income for you, because the day could come where another person or entity infringes those rights and you need to act.

You might need a Court ordered injunction, to stop further ongoing infringements. You might need to claim for damages based on loss of profits, or additional damages for other financial loss or disbenefit as a result of the infringement. And when those times arise, you’ll need Antunes.

When it comes to Copyright, our specialist skillset has you covered.

  • Specialist Copyright Advice & Guidance
  • Airtight Commercial Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
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Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

Ask Antunes

Intellectual Property latest news and resources

times square

Use it or Lose it: How to Remove a Trademark for Non-Use

Registered trademarks can be removed for non-use in the absence of a good faith intention of the trademark owner to use the trademark or a failure by the registered owner to use the trademark during…

Read More

Is Social Media Content Copyrighted?

Social media and sharing content online is a large part of our society, but is it legal to share content from other users without permission?

Read More

Do I need a registered Trade Mark

Do I need a registered Trade Mark?

There is a widespread assumption that business owners operating under a registered business name automatically entitles them to automatic intellectual property protection, however this is not the…

Read More

Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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branding, advertising, and marketing

Brands, Advertising & Marketing

Your branding is your flagship that represents you in the public domain, it deserves airtight protection. So does valuable tools like your advertising and marketing creative.

Properly protecting your brand, your advertising and your marketing is fundamental to smart business and maintaining the value of your brand. Ask Antunes how.

Of course your logo and branding is top-shelf Intellectual Property and should absolutely be properly protected, but that’s just the start of your public-facing IP which needs looking after. Advertising and marketing concepts and collateral also require protection.

Unfortunately for busy time-poor marketing teams, the plethora of platforms on which different forms of IP need protecting has never been so complicated, and it’s never been more important to get specialised legal expertise by your side. Fortunately, Antunes is here for you.

Talk to the trusted Intellectual Property experts, for free

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Leading-edge IP protection expertise, looking after you

Whatever Intellectual Property assets of your marketing need protecting, from logo and trademarks to advertising creative and online avatars, make sure you choose an expert IP lawyer with proven expertise in commercially protecting ideas in line with consumer law compliance.

Trademark registration and enforcement. Domain name management. Copyright. Privacy compliance. Social media. Overall protection and enforcement of branding. The strongest, most effective protection comes from engaging specialist legal minds like Antunes.

With truly comprehensive IP services, comes superior protection. 

  • Logos & Trademarks
  • Domain Name Management
  • Copyright Registration
  • Privacy Compliance
  • Online & Social Media
  • Brand Protection
Talk to Antunes

Leading-edge IP protection is about knowing all the angles. 

Your Intellectual Property is an incredibly valuable business asset, in fact for many businesses the very foundation of their commercial success is tied to the proper protection of the business idea, concept, or innovation that drives turnover. You just need to know how and where to protect it.

Advertising, branding and marketing. Copyright, licensing, patents and trademarks. Enforcing infringements and defending rights in the Federal Court. Whatever area of IP protection best suits your business, we’ll help make it happen in the most effective, efficient way.

Ask Antunes

Intellectual Property latest news and resources

times square

Use it or Lose it: How to Remove a Trademark for Non-Use

Registered trademarks can be removed for non-use in the absence of a good faith intention of the trademark owner to use the trademark or a failure by the registered owner to use the trademark during…

Read More

Is Social Media Content Copyrighted?

Social media and sharing content online is a large part of our society, but is it legal to share content from other users without permission?

Read More

Do I need a registered Trade Mark

Do I need a registered Trade Mark?

There is a widespread assumption that business owners operating under a registered business name automatically entitles them to automatic intellectual property protection, however this is not the…

Read More

Whatever aspect of Intellectual Property you need help with, we’re here for you

Call 02 9964 0499 now or fill in this form.

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Tim Arvanitis

Phone: 02 9964 0499

After years of dedication and contribution to the firm’s growth and development, Tim became partner in 2018 and leads the Corporate and Commercial team at Antunes.

Providing strategic and pragmatic advice on the full range of commercial and property transactions, Tim has a committed approach to achieving practical and workable solutions for his clients’ commercial and legal issues.

Tim acts for private individuals and businesses, SMEs, large Australian organisations and publicly listed companies and has provided technical advice on a range of transactions across a number of sectors.

Contact Tim so he can advise you on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions across the full range of transactions including asset and share acquisitions and involving legal due diligence considerations and complex loan facility arrangements;
  • Negotiating the sale and disposal of business assets;
  • Resolving shareholder disputes, contract disputes and enforcing rights against parties in breach of commercial contracts;
  • Strategic corporate and trust business structuring and restructuring to achieve tax effective outcomes, asset protection and business succession planning, including self-managed super funds;
  • Corporate governance issues relating to directors fiduciary duties and the Corporations Act, Shareholder rights and the composition of the board;
  • Tactical debt reconstruction and insolvency structuring;
  • The preparation of business contracts and drafting complex service agreements relating to a number of industries;
  • Employment Law related matters affecting all businesses, including the preparation of employment contracts for all staff members and executives, and resolving employment related disputes;
  • Intellectual Property Rights affecting businesses and the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, including trademarks, copyright material and patents;
  • The full range of property transactions including commercial leasing, development site acquisitions and disposals; and
  • Franchising Agreements, structuring and resolving franchising disputes.

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