Australian Trade Mark Registration

What happens next?

If all clear, then it proceeds to the advertisement stage for a period of 2 months, which allows others the opportunity to object to the mark if they have an objection.

If there is a problem with the mark at the examination stage, an examination report will be provided and give you the opportunity to respond to the objections depending on what they are.

The whole process usually takes 6 or so months but it is well worth the wait to have your intellectual property secured and you receive priority rights the day you file the application.

The most commonly trade marked items

The most commonly trade marked items for most Australian businesses are the business name, logo, tag-line / slogan / by-line / slap-line, and derivative product names.