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In  Australia, the initial registration of a trade mark lasts for 10 years. However, there’s an indefinite option to renew a trade mark registration every 10 years thereafter. So in theory, you can have indefinite protection for your trade mark. However, obviously you have to pay renewal fees in relation to each renewal each 10 […]

There are several reasons why you might need to provide evidence to overcome issues that are raised in an examiner’s report. The reason you’re needing to provide that evidence may alter the way in which you go about it. Irrespective of the reason, it does need to be in the proper form for filing with […]

To answer the question, it’s important to first understand what a trade mark is. A trade mark is effectively a sign that’s used to distinguish a trader’s goods or services from those of their competitors, and many traders use a trade mark which consists of a word or a logo. However, there are many different […]

As a general rule of thumb, it’s not recommended to use an unregistered trade mark. This is for a number of reasons. For example, it is far more difficult to enforce an unregistered trade mark against unauthorised users because doing so requires a large volume of evidence to prove that the unregistered trade mark has […]

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