Trade Marks Manual of Practice and Procedure - 16/2/2015

To be published in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks on 12/2/2015.

Review/update of Part 14, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32A, 46, 47, 49, 55, 60, Introduction

Update of Part 14

Classification of Goods and Services

Part 14 - Annex A3 - KEVLAR and CRONUT added; AIRTEX, APPLE, DUCO, FORMICA deleted

 

Update of Part 27

 

Overcoming Grounds for Rejection under Section 44

Part 27 - Annex A1 - reference to REDSKIN removed

 

Update of Part 28

 

Honest Concurrent Use, Prior Use or Other Circumstances

Part 28 - Deletion of Shanahan references of a general nature

 

Update of Part 30

 

Signs that are Scandalous and Contrary to Law

Part 30 - Updated to include a link to APRA, the list of authorised persons for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

 

Review of Part 31

 

Prescribed and Prohibited Signs

Part 31 - Reviewed; updated information included on Coat of Arms and the Australian Flag

 

Update of Part 32A

 

Examination of Trade Marks for Plants (in Class 31)

Part 32A - Rewording of Shanahan references and addition of the relevant edition referenced

 

Update of Part 46

 

Opposition to Registration - Grounds and Defences

Part 46 - Deletion of Shanahan references of a general nature

 

Update of Part 47

 

Procedures for Opposing an Application for Registration

Part 47 - Updated to add new statement of grounds and particulars guidelines.

 

Update of Part 49

 

Procedures for Opposing an Application for Registration

Part 49 - Updated to add new statement of grounds and particulars guidelines.

 

Review of Part 55

 

Costs

Part 55 - Reviewed; minor grammatical changes

 

Review of Part 60

 

The Madrid Protocol

Part 60 - Reviewed; updated information on colour claims, clarification on opposition, s39 and endorsements

 

Introduction

 

Trade Marks Office Manual of Practice and Procedure

Full printable pdf version of the manual is no longer available. Individual pdf's of each part are retained.

For more information contact us to speak to Sidney Gray in our Trade Marks and Designs section.

 

To be published in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks on 12/2/2015.

 

Publish online date: 
Monday, February 16, 2015