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Trade Marks

At Origin IP, we have a strong reputation for assisting our clients in relation to their trade mark requirements in New Zealand, Australia and throughout the world. Trade mark protection is one of the most important factors to consider with any brand to distinguish your goods or services in the market place.

Our trade mark team has extensive experience in relation to all areas of trade mark use, protection and enforcement. Our specialist trade mark team is dedicated to enhancing your business through the effective use of trade marks.

The benefits of registering a trade mark include:

  • Exclusive right to use the trade mark throughout New Zealand to promote the goods and/or services it covers.

  • Use the ® symbol with the trade mark

  • Legal protection to deter others from trying to imitate your brand.

  • A good trade mark will distinguish your business from others.

  • Adds value to your business that can increase over time as the mark becomes established in the market.

  • You can sell or assign the trade mark to another person or business, or license its use to other parties.

We specialise in:

  • Filing and registration of trade mark applications in the NZ, Australia, the US and worldwide

  • Managing large trade mark portfolios

  • Trade mark clearance searches

  • Trade mark opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings

  • Advising on the effective use of trade marks

  • Trade mark watching services

  • Advice in relation to trade marks on the internet

  • Advising on trade mark infringement and third party conflicts

  • Advice on counterfeit products

  • Trade mark assignments and licensing

  • NZ and Australian trade mark law

Contact us for more information