Enhance your trade mark protection through defensive registration

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Australia is one of the few countries in the world which offers defensive trade mark registration. Defensive registration is available for trade marks for goods or services for which the mark has not been used – even if there is no intention to ever use the mark in connection with those goods or services.

The system of defensive registration is not limited to “famous” trade marks and the defensive registration provisions of the Trade Marks Act are under-utilised by trade mark owners. Defensive registrations are not vulnerable to removal on non-use grounds.

Learn more about the opportunities that this system offers in enhancing protection for your trade marks.

The duration of the seminar will be approximately 1 hour.

About the presenter:
Greg Chambers – Partner – Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers
Greg is the Chairman of the POF Board. He has an extensive trade mark practice and has secured several registrations of well-known trade marks defensively.


Wednesday 18 September 2019

12:15pm for a 12:30pm start (Melbourne and Sydney)
11:45am for a 12:00pm start (Adelaide)


Melbourne office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 16, 333 Collins Street

Sydney office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 19, 133 Castlereagh Street

Adelaide office
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 5/75 Hindmarsh Square

RSVP by Thursday 12 September 2019

A light lunch will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements.