Trade mark your name
Fast and easy application. From just $599.
Price includes government charges and GST
— Make sure you're protected from copycats stealing your brand name, logo or tagline. A trade mark will you exclusive rights and protection of your brand assets and deter others from choosing something similar.
— If you're feeling daunted by the idea of applying for a trade mark, fear not. All you need to do is let us know what you'd like to trade mark and what goods or services you'll be using it for. We'll register your ownership and protection.
— Even if you're one day later than someone else applying to register a similar name, tagline or logo, you'll miss out. We can ensure you get in before anyone else.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a trade mark?
A trade mark is a way of identifying a unique product or service.
What is the purpose of a trade mark?
A trade mark will provide you with exclusive rights and protection of your brand in Australia.
What can you trade mark?
You can trade mark a word, tagline or logo. E.g ‘Apple’, ‘Microsoft’ or ‘Just do it’
How long does a trade mark registration last?
A trade mark is registered for 10 years.
Can you renew a trade mark?
You can renew the trade mark registration 12 months before your renewal is due, or up to 6 months after but Trade Marks Office late fees will apply. You will receive a renewal reminder - therefore important to keep address up to date.
What is the class system?
Trade marks are registered for particular goods or services – like NIKE for “shoes”. Those goods and services are organised into 45 different classes, mainly to provide a convenient way to search for similar trade marks.
Benefits of registering a trade mark.
A trade mark secures exclusive rights and protection for your brand name and logo. With a registered trade mark, you can take action to stop competitors infringing your rights by using the same or a similar brand for similar goods or services. As your brand becomes more established and your reputation grows so does the value of your trade mark.
What is the difference between a trade mark, business name, company name and domain name?
Trade marks will give you the exclusive right to that mark, which allows you to take legal action to prevent others from using it. Business and company names are registered with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). This registration does not stop others from using the same or similar name. The purpose of a domain name is to secure the web URL only.
If a trade mark application is refused will I get a refund?
All trade mark fees are non-refundable. A written report from our trade mark lawyers, will be issued explained the issues and the options to overcome them.
How long does it take to be approved?
Applications take approximately 16-20 weeks for the examiner to complete an assessment. We will contact you as soon as we hear back from the examiner
International Trade Mark
An Australian trade mark provides protection only within Australia. There are two ways Australian trade mark owners can seek trade mark protection overseas: Via an application filed directly to each country Via a single international application filed through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) nominating the Madrid Protocol countries in which protection is sought