Australia’s rugby league is using a blockchain-based app to stop counterfeit goods; a government minister has said it could help grow the national economy. This comes as Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) announced Monday it was piloting a blockchain-based app developed by the country’s patent and intellectual property office. Called Smart Trademark, the platform allows the legal owners of a trademark to link online stores and their supply chains to a government registry, so they can distinguish themselves from counterfeit websites.
The company filed trademarks in the US, Europe, and Australia.Breaking down trademark filings is never easy. Automakers can obtain one they’ll never use, but this new filing from Lexus has a good chance of seeing daylight. The luxury Japanese automaker filed trademarks in the US, Europe, and Australia, first discovered by Lexus Enthusiast, for the RZ 450e.
From US filing,
Word Mark RZ450E
Goods and Services IC 012.G&S: automobiles and structural parts thereof
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 90099987
Filing Date August 7, 2020
Current Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA TA TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION CORPORATION JAPAN 1, Toyota-cho, Toyota-shi Aichi-ken JAPAN 471-8571
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