Tips for searching trade marks
You can search by word, phrase, image, owner and classes of goods and services. It's important to cover all bases and search beyond exact matches for your idea. If you need help, get advice from an IP professional.
1. Try different spellings
Consider alternative spelling and words that sound similar (e.g. for the word 'easy', also consider 'eezy', 'ezy' and 'eezee').
2. Search various forms of the word
Use the 'part word' option to cover plurals, suffixes and prefixes in your search (e.g. for the word 'bark', you'll see results for 'barks' and 'barking').
3. Be descriptive
Use descriptive words for images in your logo (e.g. search 'tree' and 'willow', rather than just 'tree').
4. Check the goods and services
If you find a similar trade mark listed under different goods and services, you may still be able to register it.Search Australian trade marks
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- If your trade mark can be used in the proposed classes of goods and services
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