Welcome to my first blog post! I will be updating this once or more per week with my personal progress within the project.
I can’t wait for us to get started. My team and I were previously known to each other and we approached the idea of a capstone project together late last year as we respected each other’s talent and work ethic and felt our skillset was sufficiently balanced.
The first thing I looked to complete in week 1 was my research on copyright, trademarks and intellectual property.
I found that trademark is applicable to brands and company names or holders, unlike copyright which is applicable to tangible products such as code saved on a hard-drive.
The below information is sourced from an Australian Government-run website:
- “There’s no such thing as a worldwide trade mark. Protection is country specific.”
- “If you apply for a trade mark in Australia, you are only protected within Australia. Likewise, a trade mark registered in another country, is only protected in that country.”
- “If you wish to file in multiple countries using a single application you may choose to apply using the Madrid Protocol. This is managed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).”
Snowstorm has been our WIP studio name for a couple of months but we will not confirm anything officially until we have cross-referenced it with Australian and international IP (Intellectual Property) databases.
We will sign our team up officially next week.