Programs and Events
Trade Mark Examination and Hearings Practice Tips

Join your colleagues for valuable insights and get practice tips on Trade Mark Examination and Hearings 

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Sparke Helmore
Level 16
321 Kent Street
Sydney 2000

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:

  • Sidney Gray, Assistant Director of Trade Marks and Designs at IP Australia; and
  • Heath Wilson, Hearing Officer of Trade Marks and Designs at IP Australia,

who will shed light on 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, preparing submissions and evidentiary requirements for submitting evidence
  • Hearings – practical tips for preparing evidence and submissions in trade mark oppositions
  • Extensions of time
  • Notable changes/effects post Raising the Bar
  • Notable Office Decisions

Host and discussion leader
Shannon Platt, Sparke Helmore

Registration and Information
The registration fee is US $50 for INTA members and $75 for non-members. Please bring a photo ID to the roundtable in order to enter. Please direct any questions to: