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Trade mark registration

The trade mark registration process in Australia

The proceduire for filing trade mark registrations in Australia with the Trade Marks Office

Information required for trade mark registration

Davies Collison Cave will require the following information from you in order to register your trade mark in Australia or New Zealand:

  1. The applicant’s full name and address.
  2. The class of goods or services for which registration is sought. There are 34 classes of goods and 11 classes of services in relation to which registration can be sought. A single application can cover goods and services in a number of classes.
  3. A clear copy of the trade mark, if it is not in plain block letters. For trade marks which contain or consist of sounds, scents, shapes, colour or aspects of packaging, both a graphic representation and a concise and accurate description of the trade mark must be included in an application for registration.
  4. Should the applicant be claiming priority under an international convention the date of filing, country and application number in the convention country from which priority is claimed.

Davies Collison Cave’s trade mark registration services

Trade mark registration in Australia

Davies Collison Cave is Australia’s most experienced trade mark firm, with over 100 years of experience and having registering over 70,000 trade marks. Our trade mark attorneys can guide your business through the selection and registration of a mark.

Trade mark protection in New Zealand

Davies Collison Cave has practiced directly in New Zealand for over ten years, and is in the top 10 trade mark filers in the country. We also provide New Zealand trade mark searches and a wide range of related services to protect our client's trade marks in New Zealand, including trade mark opposition and removal proceedings and management of trade mark portfolios.  Many trade mark owners will now search and register their trade marks in Australia and New Zealand simultaneously.

Trade mark applications in the Pacific Islands

Davies Collison Cave handles trade mark matters directly with the official trade mark offices in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Kiribati.

Trade mark services in other countries

Drawing upon an extensive network of overseas associates, Davies Collison Cave can ensure that applications filed with overseas trade mark offices are handled expertly and cost-effectively.

International and regional registrations

Davies Collison Cave has expertise in handling international registrations granted by the World Intellectual Property Office under the Madrid Protocol, as well as community trade marks that cover all European Union countries in a single registration procedure.

Have more questions? We have answers.

The trade mark registration process can be complex, and improperly prosecuted registrations may have significant consequences for your ability to defend and protect brand investments. meet our trade mark attorneys and get in touch to see how we can help you.