Programs and Events
Trade Mark Examination and Hearings Practice Tips

Join your colleagues in Australia for a roundtable on Trade Mark Examination and Hearings Practice Tips.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sparke Helmore
Level 16
321 Kent Street
Sydney 2000

Host and discussion leader:

Shannon Platt, Sparke Helmore

Wednesday July 30, 2014
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

K&L Gates
Level 25
525 Collins Street
Melbourne 3000

Host and discussion leader:
Chris Round, K&L Gates 

Recent IP Australia decisions, examination practice and implementation of Raising the Bar have revealed many issues for Australian practitioners to bear in mind. 

In these joint INTA/IP Australia Roundtables, those attending will have the benefit of discussion with and insight from:

  • Chrissie Norman, Acting Deputy Registrar of Trade Marks and Designs at IP Australia; and
  • Heath Wilson, Hearing Officer of Trade Marks and Designs at IP Australia

This roundtable will discuss a range of topics, including:

  • Quick overview of trade marks and the objectives of IP Australia
  • Examination – approach of IP Australia to section 41-44 of the Australian Trade Marks Act; practical tips for responding to examiner’s reports and evidentiary requirements for submitting evidence
  • Hearings – process and practical tips
  • Extensions of time
  • Notable changes/effects post Raising the Bar


Registration for both roundtables is free and a light lunch will be provided.

Registration and information
Please confirm registration by Thursday, July 24, by email to:, specifying whether you will attend the Sydney or Melbourne roundtable.

Please direct any questions to: