WHAT IS A TRADE MARKS ATTORNEY? HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM A LAWYER/SOLICITOR?

A trade marks attorney is a specialised intellectual property professional who is qualified to represent applicants in front of the Australian Trade Marks Office (IP Australia).

 

In Australia, a trade marks attorney is a separate qualification to being a lawyer or solicitor. IP protection can be quite complicated and a trade mark application must be prepared correctly in order to protect your brand and to allow you to enforce your rights, if necessary.

 

In addition to trade mark clearance searches, drafting, lodgment, examination, opposition and enforcement matters across all local and international jurisdictions, a registered Trade Marks Attorney can advise on what aspect of a trade mark would be best registered to maximise the effectiveness of the registration.



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