What is the general trade mark registration process with Raven IP?


  1. Initial consultation, where we identify your trade marks, countries required for protection, the goods and services in which your trade mark must be protected for, and provide you with our filing recommendations and quotation.
  2. Trade Mark Search (optional but highly recommended) – is your trade mark available for use and registration? It is worth knowing this before investing in the application.
  3. Preparation of your application – we draft your trade mark application with the aim of securing the broadest and strongest possible protection in the relevant goods and service classes.  We provide you with all of the filing details for your approval prior to lodgement
  4. We file your application with the Trade Mark Office on your behalf, managing the entire registration process for you – whilst keeping you informed every step of the way.
  5. Expedition – it is possible to request early examination of your application should you have viable reasons (ie. Fear of infringement or impending launch).  This enables examination of your trade mark within 2 – 4 weeks as opposed to waiting the standard 4 – 5 months.  Therefore the registration process is significantly reduced.
  6. Examination – once your trade mark is examined we will either notify you of acceptance, or of the issues raised by the examiner as to why the application can not be accepted. We will work with you to ensure acceptance as soon as possible should this occur.
  7. Acceptance – once your trade mark is accepted, it will enter the opposition period (in Australia it is 2 months), whereby a third party can put forward reasoning as to why your trade mark should not be granted.   If there is an opposition filed, we will work with you to defend your rights.
  8. Registration – Raven IP will ensure registration of your trade mark and will monitor and manage the registration for you for the registration term (usually 10 years in most countries).  As your address for service, you can contact us at any time to discuss your trade mark rights.
Posted on Mar 12, 2013

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