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COUNTRY      :     COMMON WEALTH OF AUSTRALIA                
CAPITAL         :     CANBERRA 
LANGUAGE   :     ENGLISH

 
MEMBER :   PARIS CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, BERNE CONVENTION, MADRID PROTOCOL, TRADEMARK LAW TREATIES, PCT, WIPO 

The IP affairs in Australia are Administered by IPAUSTRALIA.

 

PROTECTION OF TRADEMARKS IN AUSTRALIA:

There are 2 ways to apply for a trademark:

1. NATIONAL REGISTRATIONS :  Direct Filing with National Trademark Office.

2.   INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION  -  Through Madrid System 

Please refer our Treaties section on International Protection under Madrid System.

Therefore, to obtain protection in Australia, there are two options from which the applicant can choose: 

Also note that Trademarks are protected in the following Islands along with Australia through IP Australia.   

    Cocos Island 

    Christmas Island 

    Ashmore & Cartier Island 

    Norfolk Island 

 
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