Friday, April 26 2024   \  Published by Mirai Legal .

IP Australia adopts Madrid Goods and Services List for trade marks from 26 March 2024

IP Australia adopts Madrid Goods and Services List for trade marks from 26 March 2024

From 26 March 2024, IP Australia has replaced its proprietary trade mark goods and services "picklist" with the international standard Madrid Goods and Services (MGS) list developed by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

IP Australia has also launched an overhauled "semantic search" capability, which will present users with similar goods and services descriptors based on their search terms and sort results by "relevance" rather than numerical classification by default. The IP Australia Picklist-based goods and services search system retrieved only literal matches. The new User Interfaces retain the option to search for exact matches. Read more

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