TRADEMARK OPPOSITION & OTHER MATTERS
ALL INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOUR BRANDS
An opposition is a formal objection to the registration of a trademark.
There are many reasons why a party will oppose a trademark registration
The trademark is identical or very similar to another registered or pending trademark or an international registration that is seeking or has gained protection in Australia.
Deception or confusion is likely because of the reputation of another trademark in Australia.
The trademark applicant is not the true owner of the trademark.
Any interested third party is able to file a Notice of Intention to oppose (Notice).
Any opposition (to lodge the Notice) must be filed within two months of a trademark being advertised as accepted.
Next, they must file a Statement of Grounds and particulars to explain the reasons why your trademark should not be allowed to register within one month from the filing date of the Notice.
Then if you do not want your trademark application to be lapsed, you must file a notice of your intention to defend against the opposition within one month of their statement.
WHAT WE CAN DO
Filing of the notice of intention to defend on your behalf.
Also preparing all related documents and serving evidence in a way that you would like to proceed.
We also can act on your behalf to oppose other trademark applications if you think they should not be registered.
OTHER MATTER: we also can assist you with NON-USE matters or any issues regarding TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT on your behalf.
Filing of a Notice of Intention to Oppose $250 (+$250 govt fee).
Filing of Statement of Grounds & Particulars relating to opposition $400 to $1000 (depending on the complexity of each application).
Filing of notice of intention to defend against an Opposition $250.
Hourly fee when applicable $250.
L INFORMATION TO PROTECT YOUR BRANDS
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM