Policy ID: 
100
Status: 
On hold
Priority: 
Low
Issue summary: 

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.

History: 

Policy development 08-Aug-2019

Status and priority reviewed August 2020

Comments: 

IP Australia is considering options.

Tag: 
Trade Marks
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