An Australian Trade Mark Partner for IP Representatives

If you’re looking to partner with Australian trade mark attorneys to conduct IP work in Australia and around the world, we’d love to discuss how we can work with you. We’re one of Australia’s most trusted trade mark attorney firms.


We’ve got a strong history of partnering with professional services firms, associate IP firms and law firms who need a ‘go to’ firm in Australia, to together protect their clients’ intellectual property.


We provide a complete suite of trade mark services, including registration, portfolio management, oppositions, infringement matters, as well as design registrations.


As your IP partner, we will record our firm as the requisite address for service and take care of the trade mark registration process on your client’s behalf. We deal directly with you and are always available to answer your questions without charging additional fees.

If you’re keen to build a relationship and trust with an Australian-based IP partner, MacMillan’s registered trade mark attorneys are experts in the complexities of Australian and international trade mark law, and offer a unique approach for complete brand protection.

How we support you

In addition to our comprehensive suite of trade mark services, when we work with associate firms such as yourself, we also support you with additional matters, including:

Responding to examination reports

Have you filed an Australian trade mark and received a rejection notice? Become one of our valued associates and we provide a preliminary indication of possible options under Australian law at no cost.

The Power
of Attorney

We don’t require a Power of Attorney in order for us to represent you in Australia.

Routine trade mark requirements in Australia

When you partner with MacMillan Trade Marks, we will record our firm as the requisite address for service and take care of the trade mark registration process on your client’s behalf. We deal directly with you and are always available to answer your questions without charging an hourly fee.

A basic summary of the requirements for filing of a trade mark in Australia are:

  1. Name and address of applicant
  2. Description of goods and services to be covered by the trade mark
  3. Electronic copy of the trade mark (if other than a word mark)
  4. Convention priority details (if appropriate)
  5. No Power of Attorney is required.

Trade mark assignments or change of name and
address in Australia

Trade marks in Australia can be assigned to a third party at any stage of the application process. This usually happens via a written deed or agreement between the parties.

At MacMillan Trade Marks we routinely handle assignments, change of name or address for your trade mark with efficiently and charge a single fixed fee.

Australian requirements:

  • Assignment to new owner – copy of signed document assigning rights
  • Change of owner name – copy of official document from company office outlining the change
  • Change of owner’s address – no special documents needed, we can take care of everything at our end

If in doubt, please contact us and we can assist with detailing the practice requirements for these documents in Australia. We also record our firm as the requisite address for service of documents.

Conduct trade mark renewals in Australia

  • This can be done anytime 12 months before the deadline
  • We do not need a signed POA
  • We just need your written instructions
  • We record our firm as the required address for service in Australia at no extra cost

Why partner with MacMillan?

As one of Australia’s most respected trade mark firms, MacMillan Trade Mark Attorneys acts as your local IP partner, supporting you in providing exceptional expertise and assurance to your clients.

We can take care of all trade mark matters on your client’s behalf, including recording our firm as the requisite address for service. We liaise directly with you to protect your client relationship.

We only work on a flat-fee basis, so you can give your clients complete certainty regarding any costs. All trade mark registration services and advice we provide is included in our fixed fee – we don’t charge an hourly fee. This means you can contact us without the clock ticking.

Our Managing Director, Tom Rinder, oversees all international work. With over 20 years experience, Tom is:

  • an elected fellow of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Australia (IPTA), the peak body in our jurisdiction
  • a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand (IPSANZ)
  • a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Tom will be your single point of contact for all matters, supported by a dedicated team.

Let’s work together to protect your clients’ IP

Let’s work together