It may feel like you’re traversing a minefield in cross country skis when you go to register your trade mark but it really shouldn’t be a difficult
Decide if you have a trade markBefore you apply for a trade mark there are some common mistakes to watch out for and some useful questions to ask yourself.
Understanding goods and servicesYou will be asked to select the goods or services you intend to use your trade mark on. These need to be grouped into classes.
SearchBefore registering a trade mark it helps to do a search to make sure the trade mark you want to use is available.
ApplyThere are two main paths you can take to apply for a trade mark.
Application outcomeOnce you submit your trade mark application it takes us up to four months to examine it and let you know the outcome.
Trade marks and opposition
Oppositions can be lengthy, complex and costly. If you are considering filing or defending an opposition, it may be in your interests to seek help from an IP professional.
4 April 2019
Consultation has now closed on the exposure draft of the Trade Marks Amendment (Division of International Registrations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019.
23 January 2019
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (IP Amendment Act) moves a number of filing, formality and fee paying requirements to non-legislative instruments.