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Trade marks are a very important part of any business. It is essential to know how to properly prepare and lodge a trade mark application. As a paralegal you may be asked to help on many aspects of a trade mark application including lodgement, responding to an examiner and assisting with opposition proceedings. This course provides a practical guide to these important aspects of trade marks, and gives a step by step guide to preparing and lodging an application.
On completion of the course, you will be awarded with a Trade Mark Applications & Oppositions certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies.
What is a trade mark under Australian law? Does a business need to register a mark before it can use it? Can you register a sound or a scent as a trade mark, or does it need to be a word?Trade marks are registered in respect of certain classes of goods and services. Learn about the difference classes and what falls within each class.
You will be provided with a step by step guide of how to lodge a trade mark application.What are the 8 steps of the lodgement process? This lesson will take you through each step. You will learn how to lodge an application like a professional
The Trade Marks Office will examine an application once it is lodged to make sure it complies with the Trade Marks Act and there are now grounds for rejecting the application. But what happens when an application is rejected?You will learn about the common reasons why applications are rejected and how you may overcome an examiner’s concerns to progress the application.
A trade mark application may be opposed by any person after an examiner has accepted the mark for registration. But what does this mean? How do you oppose a mark and what time limits apply?
Learn about the various grounds that an opponent can rely upon to oppose a trade mark application.What ground of opposition would you rely upon to oppose OPTI LEAN based on OPTISLIM?
It may be necessary to prepare evidence to support the registration of a trade mark or for an opposition proceeding. How should that evidence be given at the Trade Marks Office?Learn about important matters that should be considered when preparing evidence.
All of our courses are written by practising Barristers and Solicitors with extensive legal experience and knowledge. That is the unique benefit of undertaking a course at the Centre for Paralegal Studies. You are learning from the people that will employ you.
On registration you can immediately download course material written by a Barrister or Solicitor. Having access to such material without spending thousands of dollars is rare and invaluable.
On completion of a course you will receive a Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies. That Certificate demonstrates your initiative, resourcefulness and motivation to undertake self-learning. It also tells employers that you have successfully completed a course written by legal professionals – it sets you apart from the crowd.
Think about it – an employer needs to choose between job applicants. So what sets you apart? A Certificate from the Centre for Paralegal Studies is the answer.
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