Simplifying trade marks non-use proceedings before registration

At a glance

Policy ID: 113

Status: On hold

Priority: Low

Trade marks

Issue summary

There have been concerns around the number of pending and unused trade mark applications that haven't proceeded to registration for a significant period of time.

Under this proposal, IP Australia would investigate this issue further, including non-legislative measures to address the issue.


  • On hold 1 April 2020
  • Priority reviewed August 2020


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