Notices and Conditions of Use
The information and material on this website is intended only to provide general overview on matters of interest. Its contents are not a complete statement of the law on any subject. Professional advice should be sought before any course of action is pursued.
While we endeavour to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information contained on this website, that information may contain errors and omissions and is liable to change. We make no representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information and we are not responsible for any action or failure to act in reliance upon the information on this website or any third party website which may be accessed by a link from this website.
No lawyer/attorney-client relationship
Our operation of this website is not intended to create, and will not create, a lawyer/attorney-client relationship with you. While you are very welcome to contact us by telephone, email, facsimile, online enquiry or any other means, merely contacting us or communicating with us does not create a lawyer/attorney-client relationship until an agreement has been reached between you and H & H IP to handle a particular matter. The formation of such relationship requires prior satisfaction of multiple factors including checking and resolving any conflicts of interest and mutual agreement on the terms of the engagement.
This website contains intellectual property including copyright, trade marks and confidential information, together with any goodwill subsisting in those rights owned by H & H IP or third parties. Unless permitted by law, you must not copy, reproduce, transmit, adapt, store, display or otherwise distribute any of that intellectual property in whole or in part without our or the relevant third party’s prior written consent.
Third Party Website
This website contains links to websites not maintained, controlled or associated with us. The links do not and should not be taken as implying our endorsement or approval of the content of those websites or the activities of the organisations and businesses responsible for those websites. We are not responsible for the operation, security levels, content or any other aspect of those third party websites.
Free Trade Mark Head-up Search
By offering and conducting the Free Trade Mark Head-up Search, we take all reasonable steps to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the search but searches are inherently subjective and dependent upon uncertain contingencies. As a result we cannot guarantee the search result is complete and accurate. We exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all liability which may arise as a result of or in connection with the search. The search result does not guarantee that your trade mark can be registered nor will it be rejected. A trade mark is examined against a number of factors including whether the mark is descriptive of the goods/services. If an objection raised during examination, this may or may not be overcome subject to each applicant’s situation.
In carrying out this complimentary search we access data kept by the Australian Trade Marks Office, Australian Securities and Investments Commission and a WhoIs Domain Lookup Registry for the identical mark only, and therefore are dependent upon the accuracy of the records available to us. Due to the timing of updates to the official records kept by these organisations, there is a possibility that the same or similar mark have been recorded in the couple of weeks before the date of conducting the search. A conflicting trade mark application may also be filed in Australia subsequent to the date of the search with claiming priority in accordance with the Paris Convention.
The search request is strictly limited to twice per person or business. We may cease offering this service at any time for any or no reason without notice.
Free Address for Services for Overseas Associates or Overseas Entities
Your use of our Free Address for Service before IP Australia is not intended to create and does not create a lawyer/attorney- client relationship between you and H & H IP unless a separate terms of engagement is entered into in writing between you and us. Apart from enlisting ourselves as your (or your client’s) address for service, we will not act for you, nor will we file or send any document on your behalf unless and until a specific instruction is received by us to do so.
We exclude, to the maximum extent permitted by law, all liability which may arise as a result of or in connection with the use of our Free Address for Service. We will not be liable for any undelivered correspondence that was meant to be sent to our postal address as listed the address for service. It is your responsibility to check with the sender if any correspondence was posted to us if you have not heard from us about it. You should also regularly check your email account’s spam or junk folder to ensure our message is not filtered.
The initial term of subscription of our Free Address for Service is 1 year, which is renewable upon our approval. The initial term starts when IP Australia confirms the change of address for service of your (or your client’s) IP matter to our postal address. We may terminate your subscription at any time for any or no reason. If this occurs, you must provide us with an alternative address for service in Australia within 14 days so that we can request for IP Australia to change the address for service to the new address.
If you have any questions or comments about our terms please contact us on +61 2 9233 1411 or email at email@example.com