How do I register my trade mark?

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We have over 25 years’ experience assisting clients protect their valuable intellectual property and in particular, their unique product or service which is their trade mark.

Your trade mark simply put is the way to identify your unique product or service.

Trade marks are registered in Australia through IP Australia which is an agency of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. IP Australia administers intellectual property rights and legislation relating to trade marks, patents, registered designs and plant breeder’s rights.

Once registered you have the exclusive right to use, license and sell the mark.

A trade mark can be:

  • a jingle
  • business name
  • word (in a plain font or a ‘fancy’ font)
  • phrase
  • letter
  • number
  • logo
  • picture
  • aspect of packaging
  • or combination of the above.

What is the process to register your trade mark?

The following infographic breaks down the process to register your trade mark:

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How can we help?

At FC Lawyers our expert team has assisted clients registering and protecting their trade marks for over 25 years.

Contact our experienced team to discuss your intellectual property needs or trade mark concerns.

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