Other types of opposition

Opposing an extension of time of more than three months

A request made under section 224 of the Trade Marks Act 1995, for an extension of time of more than three months can be opposed.

Common reasons include:

  • sufficient time has already been allowed
  • a party would be adversely affected if the extension was granted
  • the reasons given for the extension of time are not sufficient.

Filing an opposition

To oppose an extension of time for more than three months you must file a notice of intention to oppose and pay the relevant fee.

The notice of opposition must be filed within one month of the request for the extension being advertised in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks.

We will then make a decision on the next steps and keep all parties informed.

Opposing an amendment to a trade mark application

You may oppose an amendment (change) to a trade mark application made under section 65A of the Trade Marks Act 1995  if you consider that you will be adversely affected.  

Filing an opposition

To oppose an amendment (change) to a trade mark application after the details have been published, you must file a notice of intention to oppose and pay the relevant fee.

The notice must be filed within one month of the request for the amendment being advertised in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks.

We will then make a decision on the next steps and keep all parties informed. 

Last updated: 
18 March 2016