15 November 2019

Earlier in 2019, IP Australia sought public comment on the exposure draft of regulations to amend the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 to allow division of International Registrations Designating Australia (“Division of IRDAs”).

Noting that there is currently no international requirement to make this change now, IP Australia is not intending to seek the making of the amending regulations in the near future. We consider that it would be better to consider the issue of division of IRDAs as part of a broader holistic consideration of trade mark timeframes which we propose to conduct in the future.

We will continue to keep stakeholders informed on any activities concerning the division of IRDAs. Details of previous consultation are available on the consultation page.