At a glance
Policy ID: 100
Status: On hold
In Australia, there is a limited period for interested parties to oppose registration of a trade mark or to apply for its revocation. Once these time periods have expired, the only recourse for a party wishing to dispute the validity of a trade mark registration lies with court proceedings.
Under this issue, the Registrar could be given additional powers to hear trade mark disputes between parties later in the lifetime of a trade mark. This has the potential to offer faster and cheaper resolution of a dispute than court proceedings.
- Policy development 8 August 2019
- Status and priority reviewed August 2020
IP Australia is considering options.