It all starts with a trade mark
Trade marks act as a badge of origin for your services and allow you to stand out from your competition.
A successful trade mark creates emotion because emotion drives the buying decision. This is why experienced brand owners strive to generate a strong emotional attachment to brands. A great trade mark has the power to change a desire into a burning need. The consumer has no choice but to buy.
Trade mark registration is the best form of brand protection. Trade marks add value to your business and are assets business buyers look towards when acquiring businesses. Trade mark registrations increase the resale value of businesses.
Most importantly a trade mark registration allows you to easily enforce your rights against those that are trying to trade on the good reputaiton you have established in your brand.
We file trade mark applications for a flat fee and do not charge to send clear reports.
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Official fees charged by IP Australia apply to the filing of trade mark applications. Goods and services are classified into 45 different classes for the purposes of trade mark registration and fees and charges are payable on a per class appliction.
The fees payable depend on the number of classes included in the application, type of trade mark filing and the manner in which the trade mark application is filed. There is no longer a separate trade mark application fee and trade mark registration fee charged by IP Australia.
If your Australian trade mark application is granted it will be registered for 10 years (unless removed earlier) without any further payment to IP Australia. At the 10 year date (or in the renewal period prior to expiry) the trade mark can be renewed for a further period of 10 years with payment of the renewal fee.
IP Australia charges the following fees for standard filings, filing by other means and renewals. Full list of trade mark fees charged by IP Australia.
Trade mark application - with picklist: $250 per class
Trade mark application - without picklist: $400 per class
Series trade mark application -with picklist: $400 per class
Series trade mark application - without picklist: $550 per class
The pick list is list of goods and services classified into the 45 different classes that can be selected on application.
Trade mark application: $450 per class
Series trade mark application: $600 per class
Trade mark renewal - single class: $400 (online services) or $450 by other means
Trade mark renewal - additional class: $400 (online services) or $450 by other means
If the renewal is requested within six months after the expiry date: $100 for each month, or part of a month, after the expiry date (online services) or $100 for each month, or part of a month, after the expiry date (by other means)
Our Principal is a registered Australian trade marks attorney and has represented some of the biggest Australian household names for over 15 years.
We have a very high success rate obtaining trade mark rights for our clients, represent clients in a broad range of industries and love helping clients protect their brand rights.
We keep our clients informed of all steps in the trade mark registration process and delivery in non-nonsense jargon free advice.
Nicole has supported me and our companies on matters in Australia for years – from acquisitions, to employment-related matters, to general contract work. She has an excellent understanding of software and mining technology. I recommend her unreservedly.
I know that I can give Nicole a complex challenging matter and she will come back to me with a thorough analysis and a well-reasoned, cost-effective strategy to tackle it.
I felt that Nicole was very personable with me and treated me as friend rather than a number. I feel very confident recommending Nicole as I know her high standards and quality advice will more than satisfy your needs.
As a marketing director in the cosmetics industry, we have utilised Nicole Murdoch’s services for approx. 8 years. Nicole is always highly professional with a friendly attitude and supportive attitude. Her efficiency and attention to detail and follow through is exceptional.
Nicole and the team at Eaglegate Lawyers handled my case with both integrity and intelligent advice at a cost that was not inhibitive. At each step, I felt understood as a client, confident that the matter was being handled correctly and representative of my personal ethos.
The application filing phase of a trade mark application is one of the most critical phases. This is a short list of just some of the steps that must be done correctly to obtain a valid and enforceable trademar
Next, the application will be examined by IP Australia: this is the start of a conversation with IP Australia
Once the application is accepted by IP Australia, it will be advertised for opposition purposes. Any trader can oppose acceptance of the mark during the opposition period