Last updated: 
1 April 2021

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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