The Role of Australian Trade Mark Attorneys

The role of Australian trade mark attorneys is both legal and technical in nature. Trade mark attorneys ensure that trade mark applications lodged to IP Australia meet the requirements of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) and the Trade Marks Regulations 1995. In addition, trade mark attorneys should have the skills and knowledge to conduct effective trade mark searches based on client goals, such as trade mark clearance, infringement check, or freedom to operate searches.

Australian trade mark attorneys maintain trade marks for clients throughout the lifetime of the registrations. To be a trade mark attorney, candidates must have the qualifications in order to have the privilege to practise in Australia.

The responsibilities of an Australian trade mark attorney include:

  • Developing trade mark strategies that befits the clients’ portfolio and commercial goals
  • Conducting prosecution and preparing trade mark applications for filing to IP Australia
  • Facilitating trade mark protection outside of Australia, such as New Zealand, US or other jurisdictions
  • Maintain clients’ trade mark portfolio
  • Act on behalf of the client in brand protection matters, such as in trade mark oppositions, disputes, and enforcement actions.

If you want to start an exciting, lucrative career as a trade mark attorney at Baxter IP, Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, please email your cover letter & CV to or call us at +61 2 9264 6716 and we look forward to catching up over coffee.