If you have applied for a Trade Mark, and your Trade Mark application has been rejected, it’s important to understand why, and how to respond. Although it’s possible to prepare a response yourself, to have the best chance of overcoming the Examiner’s objections, it’s best to speak to a qualified professional.

The two most common reasons that a Trade Mark may be rejected are:

  • Trade marks which are likely to be needed by other traders; and
  • Trade marks which are similar to other trade marks.

In both cases it may be possible to overcome the Examiner’s objections by providing evidence of use, or of other circumstances. Depending on the specific objection raised, this may be evidence of prior use, intended future use, or (in the case of a conflict with another Trade Mark) honest, concurrent use.

If you’d like to speak to one of our Trade Mark lawyers or Trade Mark attorneys, fill out the form or give us a call on 1300 544 755 for a free assessment.

A qualified professional can assist with providing feedback on the types of evidence that will help to overcome the Examiner’s objections. They will also be able to assist with gathering this evidence, preparing related documents (such as Statutory Declarations), and preparing written submissions to respond the Examiner’s objections.

To put forward the strongest possible case, it’s crucial to get the right help. Without it, your Trade Mark application may lapse, and your ability to protect your brand, and your business may be compromised.

At LegalVision, we work with our clients to understand and respond to Trade Mark examination reports when their Trade Mark application has been rejected. If you’ve had a Trade Mark application rejected, get in touch to find out how we can assist to make sure your Trade Mark will be protected.

Call Us On

1300 544 755

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm AEST
Friday: 8:30am to 5pm AEST
Overseas Callers: +61 2 8074 7400

Money Back Guarantee

As a first time LegalVision client, you receive our Money Back Guarantee. We believe in exceptional client service, so if you aren’t satisfied with the service you receive, we will provide you with a full refund (less any disbursements paid on your behalf).

Why LegalVision?

  • Cost Certainty

    We offer our clients cost certainty and transparency through our low-cost monthly membership.

  • Responsive Timeframes

    We get back to you with a quote within two hours. We maximise efficiency and minimise delays by communicating with our clients on their terms and in a manner that suits them.

  • Specialist Lawyers

    Our lawyers are all specialists in their given field and have experience working with clients across a breadth of industries and regions.

  • Full Service Commercial Law Firm

    As a full service firm, we can assist your business with any commercial legal matter.

Trustpilot 5 star rating

We’re rated 4.9/5 stars on Trustpilot, check out our reviews .

All of your business' legal needs – sorted.

Our award-winning membership includes unlimited document drafting and reviews, trade mark applications and legal advice consultations from experienced lawyers.

Join thousands of other businesses that no longer need to worry about their legal bills, and can instead focus on growing their business.

Traditional Law Firm

Consultation with a lawyer

Can be $600 or more for a one hour conversation

LegalVision Membership

Unlimited business legal services

From $149/week
+ GST#

Ask us about LVConnect when you speak to our team.

159,000 Australian Businesses Assisted
12,800 Valued Clients
5,200 Free Legal Articles

Get in Touch

Fill out the form below and a LegalVision team member will be in touch shortly!

Our Awards

  • 2020 Innovation Award 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
  • 2020 Employer of Choice Award 2020 Employer of Choice Winner – Australasian Lawyer
  • 2020 Financial Times Award 2021 Fastest Growing Law Firm - Financial Times APAC 500
  • 2020 AFR Fast 100 List - Australian Financial Review
  • 2021 Law Firm of the Year Award 2021 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards
  • 2022 Law Firm of the Year Winner 2022 Law Firm of the Year - Australasian Law Awards