Thursday, April 25 2024   \  Published by AJ Park .

Harmonising Australian trade marks with global standards: the shift to Madrid Goods And Services list

Harmonising Australian trade marks with global standards: the shift to Madrid Goods And Services list

On the evening of 26 March 2024, IP Australia will replace its current list of goods and services for trade mark applications (including its AU picklist) with the Madrid Goods and Services list (MGS).

The MGS is a database of terms used to classify goods and services for trade mark applications in the Madrid System. The MGS is used by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) when examining an application for an International Registration and is used by many international trade mark offices.

The change should

- align Australia's goods and services descriptions with WIPO;

- reduce irregularities reports from WIPO; and

- reduce costs to business. Read more

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