The Road to Trademark Registration

Filing of Application → Prosecution → Publication → Allowance → Registration
  • AU/ITU
  • Goods and services description
  • Dates of First Use
  • Specimen
  • Number of International classes
  • Office Action
  • Prosecutorial issues
  • Substantive rejections
  • Response and appeal options
  • Official Gazette
  • At least 30 days
  • Notice of opposition
  • If ITU, clock starts ticking to convert application to AU.
  • Formal Certificate
  • Access to Federal Courts to enforce
  • Lasts 5 years
  • Can renew between 5th and 6thyear.
  • Must renew again between 9th and 10thyears and every 10 years after that.
  • Approximate time from filing to registration: 18-24 months.

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