Last updated: 
19 May 2020

Managing your trade mark

Managing your trade mark helps you maximise benefits, commercial advantage and ensures your trade mark is protected. This includes making sure your trade mark is kept current by paying the renewal fees and making changes to your registration details if and when required.

Maintaining your trade mark

A trade mark registration may be renewed every ten years. There are fees for renewing your trade mark.

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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.

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International trade marks

An Australian trade mark registration provides protection only within Australia.

There are two ways Australian trade mark owners can seek trade mark protection overseas.

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Introducing the Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline

Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting many of our customers, and Australian businesses are quickly pivoting to adapt to their changing circumstances. 

If you have an opportunity to explore different goods and services to those currently covered under your registered trade marks, then we are here to help you.

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