Last updated: 
21 June 2019

Trade Mark Protect is a tailored insurance product offered by BMS Risk Solutions as a pilot program that can help you cover legal costs if you face disputes against your trade mark, both before and after it is registered.

What Trade Mark Protect covers

Trade Mark Oppositions Cover

When you apply for a trade mark there will be a period of time where a third party can challenge its registration. For example, if they think it’s too similar to their own. This cover will help with the legal expenses to give your application the best chance.

Registered Trade Mark Cover

If a third party believes that you are not using your trade mark or that it shouldn’t have been registered, they can apply for it to be removed. This cover will help with the legal expenses to defend your business.

BMS Risk Solutions is the provider of Trade Mark Protect. An approved panel of intellectual property experts are available to help if you have a claim.

For more information on this product, visit the Trade Mark Protect website or contact them on or 1800 931 072.

If you are a trade mark attorney you can also contact BMS for more information on how to become an approved provider.

Who is BMS?

BMS is global insurance broker with over 35 years industry experience.

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You can read more about BMS in their Financial Services Guide or at

Our involvement

We receive no benefit from Trade Mark Protect and receive no benefits with respect to the sale of any insurance policies by BMS Risk Solutions.

The product has been launched as a pilot for two years. IP Australia may extend the agreement with BMS for up to an additional two years.

While we recognise the value of Trade Mark Protect, we do not warrant or guarantee the suitability of Trade Mark Protect for your specific purposes or needs.

We do not and will not provide advice on the suitability of any insurance product for your particular circumstances.