Intellectual Property

Team Leader

Colin Goldrick

Special Counsel

Contact Details

     

Phone: +61 2 9267 7311   
Email: colin.goldrick@gfm.com.au


Interviews by arrangement at:

Sydney City

Canberra

Chatswood

 

Hornsby

 

Mosman

Newcastle

North Turramurra

 

Parramatta

Trade Mark Services

Goldrick Farrell Mullan IP Group offers a unique and cost effective service for all our clients require trade mark protection both in Australia and overseas. 

The key characteristics of our service are:·         

Costs certainty        
Price competitiveness   
Experience; and  
Efficiency

We have taken a fresh approach to the business of trade mark protection.  Better use of technology, including the much improved online capabilities of the official websites has allowed us to significantly reduce both the cost and the level of internal infrastructure required, allowing us to dramatically change the pricing model without sacrificing any quality of service. 

Our Pricing Model

Our pricing model is simple and certain and delivers value:·         
  • $A 599            per application filed (any number of classes)·         
  • $A 749            prosecution fee per trade mark·         
  • AU$1,499        for oppositions and non-use proceedings·         
  • AU$2,499        for attending a hearing in relation to examination of an application·         
  • $NIL                Trade Mark renewal for up to 20 marks (agreed fixed fee for additional marks)·         
  • $as agreed     Trade Mark Searches.·         
  • $395               per hour for other services and advice
Notes:
1.     charges are excluding official fees and agents fees, which are passed on at cost.
2.     GST (Goods and Services Tax) is additional where applicable.

Some more detail:

Trade Mark Application Filing Fee

This charge includes filing an application, reporting acceptance, attending to payment of registration fees and forwarding a certificate of registration.  In the absence of objections during examination or opposition this will be our only charge. 

For Australia these are AU$200 per class payable on filing and AU$300 per class payable on expiration of the opposition period and prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Registration.

For New Zealand, the official fee is NZ$100 per class payable on filing.

For any other countries we will provide an estimate of official fees and agent's fees.

Prosecution of Trade Mark Application

Prosecution is only required where an examiner raises objections to registration of a trade mark.  Included in this service is:       
  • reporting on the examination, with recommendations;·         
  • preparing and lodging:
-  the initial response to the Examiner’s report;
-  any required further submissions; and
-  evidence of reputation where necessary
-  any co-existence negotiations with any owner of a prior mark including preparing consent    
   documents as required 

We will provide up-front estimates of agent's fees where necessary.

Opposition and Non-Use Proceedings

This service covers representation of an Applicant or Opponent in Trade Mark Opposition or Non-Use Proceedings including:

- preparing and filing, or receiving and reporting, Notices of Opposition or Non-Use Proceedings; and
- preparing and lodging evidence and negotiating settlement,  until the proceeding is settled or set  
  down for a hearing. 

Additional charges based on hourly rates may be applicable for complex advice or preparation of complex settlement documents.

Representation at a Hearing


This service covers preparation and representation at a Trade Mark Opposition, Trade Mark Non-Use Proceeding or Trade Mark Prosecution Hearing.

Renewal Fees

Australian Renewal Fees are currently A$300 per Class and New Zealand Renewal Fees are NZ$172.50 per Class.  Advance payment of Renewal Fees will be required.Where you wish us to renew more than 20 different trade marks on your behalf, we will agree a low fixed per mark rate to cover our costs, irrespective of the number of classes.

Trade Mark Searches

A searching strategy and estimate of costs will be provided on receiving instructions. Business, company name and domain name searches can also be conducted.  

Note that both the Australian and New Zealand Trade Mark Offices will provide the results of Official Pre-Filing Searches for Official Fees of less than A$100.  In both countries applications can also be examined shortly after filing. These procedures may avoid the need to incur the costs of detailed pre-filing trade mark searches.