Signs newly notified under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention – published 29 September 2023

Since 2009, newly notified signs have been published online by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) every six months at the end of March and September. 

Australia has a period of 12 months from the notification date to advise whether protection will be provided for the signs. The notification date is the day on which the sign is published by WIPO.

The recently notified signs can be accessed from the Article 6ter Express Database page of the WIPO website at Article 6ter, via the link to the documents of the last publication. After March 2024, the signs published on 29 September 2023 will no longer be the most recently published, but they can then be viewed by using the structured search to select a publishing date of 29 September 2023.

If you consider that the extension of protection to a newly notified sign may have a significant adverse effect on your prior trade mark rights, you may lodge an objection with the Registrar of Trade Marks. An objection may also be based on an established practice for the use of a sign or a legitimate need or right to use the mark in Australia.

Alternatively, you may wish to provide the Registrar with additional information in relation to the extension of protection to a notified sign.

Objections to the protection of the signs published on 29 September 2023 must be lodged with IP Australia and must be received by 31 August 2024.

All objections and any additional information will be considered by the Registrar on their merits and any appropriate objections will be conveyed to the International Bureau at WIPO.

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