Artboard 1Icons/Ionic/Social/social-pinterest

Blair Beven

Expertise

Blair advises a diverse client base including food and beverage, skincare and cosmetics, IT, fashion and celebrity endorsements. Blair has significant experience in copyright, design, software licensing and patent strategies. While his specialisation is mainly trade marks, Blair also has experience in all forms of IP litigation including trade mark infringement, patent litigation and breach of confidence matters. Blair has been involved in significant cases before the Commissioner of Trade Marks and the Australian Federal Courts.

Experience

Blair’s expertise includes:

  • trade mark creation
  • matters relating to trade mark ownership and protection
  • licensing of trade marks
  • copyright matters
  • design matters
  • software licensing matters
  • patent strategies.

Publications

09 July 2019 - Knowledge

Lost in translation: The People vs Kim K

#Intellectual Property, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

As many businesses would know, picking a trade mark is not easy. Just ask US celebrity Kim Kardashian who had selected the name ‘kimono’ for her new shapewear range, but has since been accused of neglecting cultural considerations, prompting the Japanese Trade Marks Office to dispatch an envoy of IP lawyers to discuss the application with the United States Patent and Trade mark Office. We look at the latest on this matter – and the key lessons for business when selecting a trade mark.

05 August 2019 - Knowledge

How to get even more value from the sale of your business

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Holding Redlich partner Brendan Wykes discusses how, having grown and then sold his own business, he has seen first-hand how tough it can be to get to that point of sale - and therefore how important it is to make the most of your sale price.

30 July 2019 - Knowledge

Watchdog to clamp down on digital giants

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Australia’s consumer watchdog has called on the Federal Government to rein in the significant market power of digital media giants, Google and Facebook in its Digital Platforms Inquiry final report released on 26 July 2019.