Western Australia

“Computers don’t ‘do’ nuance”: a Western Australian perspective on trade marks v company names v business names

Monday, 9 October 2023


Monday, 9 October 2023
(deferred from 28 September 2023)

Venue: Bennett
Whadjuk Noongar Boodja
Level 14, Westralia Square
141 St Georges Terrace
PERTH, WA 6000


12:30pm A light lunch will be served
1:00pm Presentation
2:00pm Concludes
Speaker: David Stewart, Principal, Bennett

Dave Stewart is a principal at Bennett Litigation and Commercial Law and an adjunct professor at the School of Law at Murdoch University in Perth. Dave specialises in trade mark law, geographical indicators, and related rights.

“Computers don’t ‘do’ nuance”: A Western Australian perspective on trade marks v company names v business names

This presentation will cover:
1. The legislative basis of business names, company names and trade marks
2. Trade mark decisions involving company names and business names
3. Revisiting the Australian Council on Intellectual Property’s report, “A review of the relationship
between trade marks and business names, company names and domain names” (2006)
4. How ASIC grants business names and AAT reviews of those decisions.
There will be time for Q&As.

COST: $50.00 Members (Incl. $4.55 10% GST )
A$80.00 Non-Members (Incl. $7.27 GST)


1 CPD point – Substantive Law

Thursday, 5 October 2023 : registrations close at 6.00 pm AEST

IPSANZ – Caroline Reznik on +61 3 9761 2833 or email ipsanz@ipsanz.com.au

For payments via cheque, please register online ahead of event to ensure your registration.


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