Australia Trademark Registration
The legal basis of Australia trademark is the Trade Marks Act 1995. Australia is a member of the Paris Convention and the Madrid Protocol.
Principle of Protection
Australia adopts first-to-file basis for trademark protection.
Validity Period and Renewal
A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from the date of application and could be renewed for 10 years before the expiry date.
Required Information and Documents
(1) A duly completed trademark search/registration order form (to be provided by Kaizen).
(2) A soft copy of the trademark in JPEG format.
(3) A copy of identity proof of the applicant (passport for individuals and Business Registration Certificate/Certificate of Incorporation for companies).
(4) A priority document when priority is claimed (extra charge will be charged for filing priority claim documents).
Duration of the Official Receipt
It usually takes about 1 week to receive the official filing receipt.
Duration of Application
Currently it takes about 8 - 12 months to get a trademark registered in Australia in a smooth case.