NSW Process to Register Trademark for Online App?

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weegee

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What's the normal process of registering a name/ trademark for my online/app game? Will it be protected in other states and in a worldwide scope?
 

Kim Walters

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You usually get Australia-wide rights when filing for trade mark protection in Australia.

You will need to direct file overseas or file through a treaty such as the Madrid Protocol to obtain rights overseas.
 

weegee

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Hi Kim

Thanks for the quick reply, I saw you mentioned Madrid Protocol in another post. I wonder what's the benefit and downside of this approach to the trademark, it does seem to be much less hassle if you want your trademark protected worldwide.
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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Be aware that the Madrid Protocol isn't 'worldwide'. Here's a list of the countries which are covered: WIPO-Administered Treaties
 

weegee

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So I assume there's no such 'worldwide' approach to a trademark other than registering country by country?
 

Kim Walters

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Hi Weegee

If you look me up, I can send you an Information Sheet on the pros and cons of the Madrid and also which countries are covered under the Protocol.

Cheers
 

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You can file for a "bundle" of countries under the Madrid Protocol which is one of the "pros".