Resources

Trade marks (Australia)

Conduct searches of the Australian register to determine if your brand is the same or similar to existing trade mark rights:

Trade marks (international applications)

If you intend to offer your goods and/or services under the brandi nternationally, it is important to ensure that your brand is available for use in those markets too:

ASIC

  • ASIC – search the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s register to determine if your proposed business or company name is the same or similar to an existing registration

ACCC

  • ACCC – (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission)

Domain names

  • Melbourne IT – check to ensure that your domain name licence is available and that there are no licences/extensions used by other businesses
  • .au Whois (AusRegistry)– look up the details of an existing .au domain name registrant
  • .com Whois (ICANN)– look up the details of an existing .com domain name registrant
  • WIPO Domain name decisions

Filing Requirements – Australia

  • Trade marks

(a) Applicant’s full name and address

(b) If the trade mark application is for a device, a high resolution copy of the image

(c) Particulars of the goods and/or services that are used or proposed to be used in connection with the trade mark

-A Power of Attorney is not required.

  • Designs
  1. Applicant’s full name and address
  2. If the application claims priority, the number(s), date(s) and country of filing of the application(s) priority is claimed from.
  3. the name of the product, for example, ‘desk chair’.
  4. the name of the designer(s) who created the design.
  5. drawings or photographs of the designs to be filed.

-A Power of Attorney is not required.