New .au domain names coming to Australia

by N Murray-Jones • November 2, 2021

From 24 March 2022, new .au domain names will be available for individuals and businesses with an Australian presence. The new .au domain features are:  The name of choosing will be directly before the .au (e.g. yournamehere.au)  The domain name does not have to match the name of the goods or services provided or the individual or business name  The .au namespace will allow for shorter […]

New Fijian Trademarks Act in 2021

by N Murray-Jones • November 2, 2021

At the end of August 2021, the new Fijian Trademarks Act 2021 (New Act) was gazetted, with a commencement date set to be announced in “the very near future”. This will replace the nearly century-old Fijian Trademarks Act 1933 (Act). The current Act is based on the UK Trademark Act of 1905. Despite the current Act being nearly a […]

Proposed Changes to Fiji’s Trade Mark Law

by N Murray-Jones • January 25, 2021

Fiji’s current trade mark law is based on British trade mark legislation enacted nearly a century ago and therefore it is well overdue for an overhaul. Currently, the Act provides for independent registration of trade marks in respect of goods but not services or registration as of rights based on United Kingdom registrations. Goods are […]