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We work with a huge range of multinational businesses from all over the world. If you need a partner in Australia to manage any IP matters, we can help.

Why partner with MacMillan?

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Highly responsive, local experts

We’re specialists in Australian trade mark law, so your brand is in safe hands.

We provide end-to-end trade mark services. Whatever you need, we’ve got your business covered.

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Complete trade mark services

Fixed fees

You’ll pay one flat fee that covers the complete trade mark registration process, tailored to your business.

We will record our firm as the requisite address for service for your business.

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Address for service

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No need for multiple attorneys

We will be your single point of contact and expertise for all matters in and outside of Australia. You don’t need to engage an attorney in your local country as well.

We’re interested in long-term relationships, acting as your in-house trade mark attorneys. Consider us your business partner, who is always available.

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In-house style approach

Why partner with MacMillan?

MacMillan-icon-clock

Highly responsive, local experts

We’re specialists in Australian trade mark law, so your brand is in safe hands.

MacMillan-icon-TM-cricle

Complete trade mark services

We provide end-to-end trade mark services. Whatever you need, we’ve got your business covered.

Fixed fees

You’ll pay one flat fee that covers the complete trade mark registration process, tailored to your business.

MacMillan-icon-letterbox

Address for service

We will record our firm as the requisite address for service for your business.

MacMillan-icon-key-steps

No need for multiple attorneys

We will be your single point of contact and expertise for all matters in and outside of Australia. You don’t need to engage an attorney in your local country as well.

MacMillan-icon-group-people

In-house style approach

We’re interested in long-term relationships, acting as your in-house trade mark attorneys. Consider us your business partner, who is always available.

start protecting your brand in Australia and New Zealand

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Australian Trade Mark Requirements

You may have some knowledge of trade marks in your local country. There are some differences between trade mark requirements in Australia and New Zealand compared to other countries.

Requirements for filing of a trade mark in Australia

In order to proceed with filing your trade mark in Australia, we must comply with the regulatory requirements, including:

  • The name and address of trade mark owner.
  • An indication of what goods and services your brand covers. We will then prepare specifications that accord with Australian practice and that achieve the lowest.
  • Official fee for filing of your application.
  • Your precise trade mark and, if this includes a logo, a copy of the file.
  • Convention priority details (if appropriate).
  • No Power of Attorney is required.

Learn more about Australian trade mark requirements

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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 we routinely handle Assignments, change of name or address for your trade mark with efficiently and charge a single fixed fee.

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

Assignment

How long it takes
2-4 weeks

What we need
The Australian IP Office requires a signed document outlining the transfer of rights

Change of name

How long it takes
2 weeks

What we need
We need a copy of official document from the company office of the applicant

Change of address

How long it takes
2 weeks

What we need
We don’t need any special documents, we can take care of this at our end

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“Thank you very much for your hard work and assistance in getting our trade marks registered in Australia. Your assistance has been invaluable. I’ll certainly be recommending your services to anyone I meet who is looking to register trade marks in Australia. Looking forward to using your services again in the future.”
Regan Thomson, Program Development Manager / Tokyo Branch

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