Madrid Protocol – Australia, New Zealand

Provisional Refusals under the Madrid Protocol.


Origin IP has a team of experienced IP practitioners who are experts in the Madrid protocol trade mark registration system.

We have an excellent track record of successfully overcoming refusals issued by IP Australia and the New Zealand Intellectual property office (IPONZ), and can provide pragmatic and commercially relevant advice to applicants.

We specialise in guiding applicants and agents through the trade mark examination process in Australia and New Zealand, and can assist with negotiating coexistence arrangements for applicants confronted by refusals based on pre-existing third-party trademark rights.

We specialise in:

  • Madrid Protocol Applications and responding to provisional refusals in New Zealand and Australia

  • Assisting foreign agents with representation before the New Zealand and Australian intellectual property offices

  • Assisting with trade mark opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings

  • Advising on the effective use of trade marks in New Zealand and Australia

  • Trade mark watching services in New Zealand and Australia

  • Advising on trade mark infringement and conflict in New Zealand and Australia

  • Advice on counterfeit products

  • New Zealand and Australian trade mark law


Leonard Cousins

Patent & Trade Mark Attorney 9 927 8864+64 22 033 0260

Simon Murphy

Patent & Trade Mark Attorney 7 808 0264+64 22 156 0992