What to do if you Receive an Adverse Report back from IP Australia?

What to do if you Receive an Adverse Report back from IP Australia?

Depending on the nature of the objection, there’s a whole bunch of different objections that IP Australia can raise.

Talking today if you get a adverse report back from IP Australia.

And a lot of people give up when they receive an adverse report from a trademark application from IP Australia.

It becomes all too hard and it’s just a difficult process that they’re not really familiar with and we completely understand that.

In most circumstances though, we’re able to find a way through adverse reports by talking to the examiners.

Working out whether there’s any way we can get at least some protection for you by either deleting some of the classes, removing some overlapping classes with other trade marks that they’ve cited in their adverse reports or even potentially amassing some evidence of use or submissions.

Usually, IP Australia is very conservative in their approach so their the ones that is standing back and looking at two potential parties that may be affected by their decision.

And coming along and saying well this one’s registered, that’s a little bit, probably too close for comfort.

I’m not going to allow you to proceed unless you’ve either got consent from them or can show or demonstrate that you’ve got evidence of prior use or honest and concurrent use, etc.

Depending on the nature of the objection, there’s a whole bunch of different objections that IP Australia can raise.

Which I’ll go and do another video, but don’t give up just when you get an adverse report.

There’s usually a way through and we’ve been quite successful in doing that.

So, if you have received an adverse report from IP Australia, then please contact us and we can give you some quick advice about what we think in terms of overcoming the objections and getting your trade mark over the line.

Contact us today if you require any assistance with handling your trade marks.

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