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.
Blair’s expertise includes:
09 July 2019 - Knowledge
#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.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
27 Feb 20 to 10 Dec 20 - Sydney
Procurement is one of the most important functions of any business. Whether you are buying or selling goods or services, or even procuring construction, it is critical to ensure that the procurement is considered, compliant, and undertaken in a way that ensures that risks are minimised, opportunities maximised and objectives met.
01 Apr 20 - Sydney
Each week another organisation admits to significant underpayments of staff. With recent changes to over 30 modern awards, including annualised wage arrangements, now is the time to assess your compliance with modern awards and the National Employment Standards. In this session, our Workplace Relations & Safety team will update you on the latest key award changes and provide you with guidance on how to ensure your business complies with the Fair Work Act.