Trade Mark Articles
Here’s a selection of trade mark articles and other information. We hope they will be of interest to our clients – past, present and future. Likewise, if you’d like to see your company’s team or products featured here, please let us know. Because of course we’d be delighted to share the news. Even more importantly, we’re always looking for ways to lend a hand.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ‘INTERNATIONAL’ APPLICATION? The requirements for an ‘international’ application are: you must have an application and/or a registration in Australia on which to base your application you must meet entitlement requirements within Australia the mark on the international application must be identical to that contained on the Australian application/registration likewise, […]
In response to a question we received about certification trade marks, here’s a brief guide. It draws on information from IP Australia, and adds some of our own insights. What Is A Certification Trade Mark? A certification trade mark is a special type of registered intellectual property right. Unlike a standard trade mark, which is […]
What are the benefits of filing under the Madrid Protocol? The key benefit of filing under the Madrid Protocol is that you can take your existing Australian trade mark registration, and then roll it out into any of the ‘Madrid’ member countries by submitting one single application. This is usually simpler and cheaper than directly […]
What is the Madrid Protocol, and why does it matter for your ‘international’ trademark? The Madrid Protocol is a treaty that provides a common international basis for registering a trademark. Over 90 countries are members of the Madrid Protocol. The treaty arrangements are administered by the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in […]
So, is there such a thing as an international trademark? Unfortunately, no. Not really. It’s possible to register your trademark in more than one country, and sometimes you can register in more than one country at a time. But there’s no such thing as an ‘international trademark’ or a ‘global trademark’ as such. The WIPO […]