When preparing your evidence, it is essential to include the following details:
Provide a concise overview of your trademark, including the date it was first used in connection with the specific goods or services you seek to protect.
Specify the states, regions, and countries where your trademark is currently being used. This information helps establish the extent of your trademark’s presence.
Goods and Services
Clearly state the range of goods or services associated with your trademark. This description should accurately reflect the products you offer under the mark.
Include tangible examples demonstrating how your trademark has been used to promote and sell your goods or services. These may include digital images of packaging, advertising materials, or promotional content.
Additionally, you can provide relevant information such as annual advertising and promotion expenses in AUD, as well as turnover figures for the goods or services associated with your mark.
If applicable, include references to websites where your trademark is prominently displayed and associated with your business activities.
If you have not yet started using your trademark but have concrete plans to do so, provide evidence of your intentions, such as business plans, pre-launch market research, or product launch strategies. Additionally, include any costs incurred in preparing to use your trademark, expressed in Australian dollars.
To submit your evidence, complete an approved declaration form provided by IP Australia, which can be downloaded from their website. Ensure that your declaration includes clear, digital images of products bearing your trademark.
To ensure your brand’s protection it is vital to meet these requirements meticulously and we know it can daunting at first glance. That’s where our experienced trade mark lawyers can help you and your business achieve the best outcome. Make an enquiry below to get in touch with our team.