• photo-small-business-and-trademarks-pageSmall business and trademarks

    In early 2014, the REA group that own realestate.com tried to broaden their trademark to include the words ‘real estate’.

    Of course REIA vigorously opposed this and sought to have the application withdrawn. This raised concerns about big business trademark grabs that have major impacts on small business and are deliberately used to reduce competition. REIA used the Harper Review paper (the Federal Government inquiry into competition reform in Australia) to raise the issue of trademarks again.

    View the Harper Review submission.