At a glance
Policy ID: 79
Status: On hold
Currently anyone may provide services in relation to registration or prosecution of trade marks before IP Australia. Unsatisfactory services (due to lack of knowledge and experience) not only result in further time and cost for other customers to rectify matters incorrectly raised, but also lead to disrepute in the IP professionals industry.
A suggestion has been received to allow only a registered trade mark or patent attorney (or legal practitioner) to conduct matters before IP Australia on behalf of others.