Need help registering a trade mark?
Our intellectual property experts can guide you through the trade mark registration process from start to finish. We’ll take care of the application for you. There are many potential traps when registering a trade mark in Australia, so it’s a good idea to engage a professional.
What You Get
Protect your brand.
If you want exclusive rights to your business name or brand, you will need to register a trade mark. This will help you to protect your brand, give you exclusive rights to use your mark throughout Australia and provide protection for an initial period of 10 years.
Many people think that simply registering a business name or domain name will protect you. but this is incorrect. Only a trade mark will give you exclusive rights to a mark. Registering a trade mark is an important step for any business owner who is serious about safeguarding their brand and reputation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our head office is at Inspire Cowork – a coworking space in Sydney – but we also support flexible work for our team. Our lawyers can work from anywhere.
We use technology to come to you, wherever you’re located around Australia. Many of our clients work from home or at coworking spaces, just like us.
We communicate with our clients via phone, email and Zoom – whatever works best for you. There’s no need to meet face to face, but if you’re ever in the area you’re welcome to drop in!
Our timeframe to submit a trade mark application on your behalf is normally 24-48 hours after we have received your instructions.
We use the TM Headstart process at IP Australia for all of our registrations. Your application will be pre-assessed by an examiner within 5 days. We will receive a report advising whether the application is likely to be accepted for registration or whether objections are likely to be raised. You can then decide whether to proceed with the application (and pay the Part 2 fees), or abandon it.
The minimum time it takes to register a trade mark in Australia from filing is 7.5 months. As you can see, it’s quite a long process!