World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Australia

Australia’s competitive IP landscape continues to go through a period of change and the past year has seen further consolidations while smaller, independent firms are popping up on the radar. Negotiations are also ongoing for the Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement. In response to an EU request to protect hundreds...

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Australia’s competitive IP landscape continues to go through a period of change and the past year has seen further consolidations while smaller, independent firms are popping up on the radar. Negotiations are also ongoing for the Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement. In response to an EU request to protect hundreds of spirits, agricultural and other names as geographical indications (GIs), the Australian government opened a consultation period seeking opinions on the changes relating to GIs and the scope of their protection. Meanwhile, IP Australia is trialling the Smart Trademark initiative, which aims to tackle counterfeiting by enabling brand owners to prove to online consumers that they are buying an authentic product.

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