Monday, 23 July 2018

Tim Clarke
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I am an experienced Trade Marks Attorney and Lawyer with a particular focus on all aspects of matters before the Australian Trade Marks Office. My specialisation is in all aspects of trade mark law including Australian and overseas trade mark filings and prosecutions, filing strategies and trade mark portfolio management. Clients also seek my advice in respect of the creation, adoption, use and enforcement of trade marks as well as dealing with trade mark oppositions as well as on the commercial aspects of intellectual property including due diligence, assignments and licensing issues. My experience also includes design registrations as well as advice on labelling requirements, domain name and business name registrations.


I have worked in trade marks since 1995, initially as a Trade Marks Examiner with IP Australia, then as a Trade Marks Attorney with two large Australian firms and then with a boutique IP practice before joining Addisons in March 2011.
 

 

Qualifications

BComm – Australian National University


Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – University of Technology Sydney
 

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – University of New England
 

Juris Doctor – University of Technology Sydney
 

Registered Trade Marks Attorney
 

Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

 

Notary Public

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
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eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
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Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
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My work involves:

 

  • Trade marks, portfolio management, registration and contentious matters

  • Commercial intellectual property

  • Licensing

  • Brand protection strategies

 

Qualifications

BComm – Australian National University


Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – University of Technology Sydney
 

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – University of New England
 

Juris Doctor – University of Technology Sydney
 

Registered Trade Marks Attorney
 

Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

 

Notary Public

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION
Virgin Enterprises Limited
Work for this client involves trade marks aspects of the Virgin Group’s intellectual property in Australia in connection with the Virgin brand.
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Playboy Enterprises International Inc
Our work for this client encompasses various aspects of protecting and enforcing Playboy’s various trade marks in Australia.
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Las Vegas Sands
This client asks us to handle all of its Australian trade mark work including filing and registering trade marks and advising on attending to opposition matters.
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Mirvac Limited
Work for this client encompasses all aspects of their Australian and New Zealand trade mark portfolio.
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Qualifications

BComm – Australian National University


Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – University of Technology Sydney
 

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – University of New England
 

Juris Doctor – University of Technology Sydney
 

Registered Trade Marks Attorney
 

Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

 

Notary Public

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION
Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2018
15/6/2018
Welcome to the latest issue of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. There have been a number of significant issues affecting the direct selling sector which have occurred since our last newsletter. Some of these issues are addressed in this newsletter.
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Important changes to the regulation of complementary medicines in Australia
17/5/2018
Some very significant legislative changes1 have recently been made to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (TGA) in respect of the regulation of complementary medicines in Australia.
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IP Australia Fee Changes
2/9/2016
Changes to IP Australia's official fees will take place from 10 October 2016. Below is an outline of the fee changes with a focus on trade marks.
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Raising The Bar update - Too high or not high enough?
30/5/2016
On 15 April 2013, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (RTB Act) came into force in Australia. The RTB Act gave rise to a number of significant changes across Australia's intellectual property legislation.
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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 – Australia - Doing the Right Thing and Doing Things Right!
12/2/2015
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 (the Act) was passed by the Senate on 9 February 2015.
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Accelerating Commercialisation - New Assistance for IP Commercialisations
12/1/2015
The Australian government has recently launched a new program titled "Accelerating Commercialisation" (AC) which provides financial and other business and legal assistance to individuals and businesses for the commercialisation of intellectual property (IP).
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Protecting your Brand Overseas – Important changes to Chinese Trade Mark Law
1/4/2014
Some of our previous Focus Papers have touched on the territorial nature of trade mark rights and the importance of protecting your brand in each country in which you intend to trade. The cultural, political and economic relationships between China and Australia have grown considerably over the past few decades.
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Australian Trade Marks - Important Reforms in Australian Trade Mark Law Come into Force on 15 April 2013 - The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012
11/4/2013
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (the Act) comes into force on 15 April 2013. This will (among other changes): 1. implement significant changes to the practice applicable to both trade mark opposition and removals; 2. introduce new procedures relating to customs notices, 3. provide for higher penalties; and 4. allow the incorporation of trade marks attorneys.
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Qualifications

BComm – Australian National University


Graduate Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice – University of Technology Sydney
 

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine – University of New England
 

Juris Doctor – University of Technology Sydney
 

Registered Trade Marks Attorney
 

Fellow, Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
 

Member, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)

 

Notary Public

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION