Trade Marks Manual of Practice and Procedure

To be published in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks on 05 Jan 2017.

15 September to 15 December 2016

 

Full reviews to Parts 3, 19B, 23, 35 and 51

Updates only to Parts 10, 14, 22, 27, 30, 31 and 60

 

Review of Part 3: Filing Requirements for a Trade Mark Application

Full review of part; minor formatting changes

 

Update of Part 10: Details of Formalities requirements

Update to 1.1.9 to provide clarification of information in relation to trusts; minor update to 10.8 regarding use of eServices for submissions

 

Update of Part 14: Classification of Goods and Services  

Annex A3 updated to include registered trade mark ALFOIL

 

Review of Part 19B: Rights Given by Registration of a Trade Mark

Full review of part; no changes

 

Update of Part 22: Section 41 – Capable of distinguishing

Addition of new section 22.27 “Trade marks that include Plant Varietal Names”

 

Review of Part 23: Overcoming Grounds for Rejection under Section 41 – including Evidence of Use

Full review of part; minor updates to wording

 

Update of Part 27: Overcoming Grounds for Rejection under Section 44

Full review of part; minor updates to wording

 

Update of Part 30: Signs that are Scandalous or Contrary to Law

Update to website contact details for Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

Update of Part 31: Prescribed and Prohibited Signs

Update to Australian Flag information and contact details for Prime Minister and Cabinet; update following inclusion of sub regulation 4.15(da) on 15 November 2016

 

Review of Part 35: Certification Trade Marks

Full review of part; no changes

 

Review of Part 51: General Opposition Proceedings

Full review of part; no changes

 

Update of Part 60: The Madrid Protocol

Updates to 60.4.6 and 60.4.7.9 – minor additions regarding Re 17A.14 and claims which are too vague

 

For more information contact us to speak to Anne Brightman in our Trade Marks and Designs section.

Publish online date: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2017