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Meet up at INTA Singapore 2023!

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  I would be very pleased to meet you at the INTA Annual Meeting in Singapore,18 to 22 May 2023. If you are attending, kindly send us an email with times you may be available for a discussion. We can catch up at the Marina Bay Sands Conference Centre, or explore some of Singapore’s history and culture. […]

New Zealand trademarks update on Nice Classification

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  New Zealand commences use of the Twelfth Edition of the Nice Classification from 1 January 2023. The updated list of goods and services as classified under the Twelfth Edition can be accessed at WIPO here. There are no plans to re-classify trademark applications or registrations lodged prior to 1 January 2023.

Certification trademarks in Australia

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Certification trademarks in Australia Certification trademarks are a type of trademark used to indicate that a product or service has been certified by an independent body. Certification trademarks in Australia are usually owned by the body that carries out the certification. They are used to show that a product or service meets certain standards. Certification trademarks in Australia […]

Have you got a business plan?

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Have you got a business plan? A business plan is important for a number of reasons. First, it can help you secure funding for your business. Second, it can help you attract and retain customers. Third, it can help you manage and grow your business. There are a number of different types of business plans, […]

Seasons Greetings!


Dear valued customers and colleagues Warmest wishes for a happy and prosperous festive season! We are so grateful for your support throughout the year and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the coming year. May your holiday season be filled with joy, love and laughter. Warm wishes Belinda Wadeson WADESON HOLIDAY OPENING […]

Why do a trademark search in Australia?


A trademark is words or a logo* that distinguish your goods or services from those of other traders.  Doing a trademark search in Australia before using a new one is essential to avoid expensive problems later. The first step in applying for a trademark is to search the Australian Trade Marks Register and similar registers […]

The top 10 most important issues in Australian trademark law, as predicted by an AI

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The top 10 most important issues in Australian trademark law, as predicted by an AI Artificial Intelligence is coming online in every industry, and trade mark law is no exception. We asked OpenAi‘s GPT3 Da-Vinci model what it sees as the top 10 most important issues in Australian trade mark law, and here is what […]

We’re moving!


After more than a decade at 101 Collins Street we are moving to: Level 14 333 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 This historic building was a grand banking headquarters during Melbourne’s boom in the 1890’s and is famous for its majestic domed foyer. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful new office space. […]

Costs plummet to get a trade mark in Canada and Brazil

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  Canada Costs to get a trade mark in Canada recently plummeted. We also expect the time taken to registration of a trade mark in Canada for Australian early stage exporters to fall. New laws changed the requirements for registration, and also permit trade mark registration via the same system used to apply for protection […]

Wadeson turns 10!


Many thanks to our wonderful clients and business partners     Many thanks to our wonderful clients and business partners for supporting us over the past 10 years. Wadeson started with one woman and a vision of a vibrant, modern attorney firm providing inspired advice and outstanding service. From one woman and a vision in […]

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