Protecting Your Practice Intellectual Property with Chris Round

Mar 15, 2018, 10:41 PM

Protecting Your Practice Intellectual Property with Chris Round

On this episode, I’m joined by lawyer Chris Round to share his insights on protecting your dental practice intellectual property assets.

As dental practice owners, we might not think that we have any “intellectual property” to protect. But nothing could be further from the truth. From trademarking your practice name and logo, to inventions and copyright, there are plenty of pieces of intellectual property we need to protect.

Chris Round is an intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience in the registration of intellectual property rights and associated litigation. He represents clients in copyright, trade mark, patent, designs and associated trade practices litigation in all Australian Courts.

In this episode, we discuss:

2:00 The most important thing to protect as a small business and how to do it.

4:41 What you can trademark as a dental practice

8:53 Navigating the international social media landscape vs the local trademark registration process

11:08 Can you trademark your suburb name and “dental”? 

17:55 The process of getting a trademark registered

20:34 Prior use of names 

22:50 The benefits of filing a trademark registration with a law firm

25:49 Protecting inventions or methodologies through patents

28:39 How to protect your content through copyright