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While hundreds of nominations are
received, only a select few individuals
are chosen for induction into the
IP Hall of Fame each year. The
achievements of this year’s inductees
confirm their status as thought
leaders in their respective fields
The aim of every trademark owner is for its trademark to become well known on the market. However, this success can backfire when a trademark becomes so well known that consumers start to think that it is a generic name for the underlying products or services. Although this might appear to be the ultimate compliment, such development may lead to the downfall of a trademark.
Once you have obtained a granted Australian patent, preliminary steps can be taken to enforce your rights without necessarily instigating court proceedings, such as a cease and desist letter and customs actions. Careful consideration should be given to an intention to send a cease and desist letter as there are risks associated with making allegations of infringement in Australia.
The Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) is a non-profit organisation with an international membership of more than 3,200 technology managers and business executives. AUTM members — managers of intellectual property, one of the most active growth sectors of the global economy — come from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals, as well as numerous businesses and government organisations.