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.
12 November 2020
As part of IP Australia’s Indigenous Knowledge Work Plan 2020-21, and in preparation for next year’s consultations, we’ve published two new research papers by Terri Janke and Company.
17 September 2020
The misuse of Indigenous Knowledge including art, culture, language or adopting a similar style is offensive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It can undermine cultural practices and affect the economic opportunities available for authentic products.