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【Intellectual Property Rights】

◎  Click on the name of the following countries, view the Introduction to trademark
      applications:

Australia

New Zealand


  • Australia                                                                                                                              

                    ◎  Processof Review

                          It will take about 3-4 months from filing of the application to the preliminary examination,
                          and take about 6-10 months from thepreliminary examinationto the approval. Once
                          the application meets the specification, the next step is to publish it in the trademark
                          gazette. If no objection is raised within 3 months, the registration certificate will be
                          received within 3-6 months and the trademark application can be accomplished
                          within 1 year.

                    ◎  Term of Validity

                          The registration of trademark is valid for a period of ten yearscommencing from
                          the date of application. Ifrenewalis necessary after expiration, the extension of
                          trademark should be applied and each renewal shall be for further ten (10) years.

                     
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  •  New Zealand                                                                                                                     

                       ◎  Processof Review

                           The process of review will start within 1 week after the filling of the application 
                           and paying the fees. Generally, whether the application is approved or not may
                           be known within 3 months. In the event that the Registrar accept the application,
                           and the trademark may proceed to the publication in the official gazette for three
                           months. During the three-month period, any person/company with objection may
                          
oppose the grant of acceptance. If no objection is raised, a registration certificate
                           will be issued upon the expiry of publication period.

                     ◎  Term of Validity

                           The registration of trademark is valid for a period of ten yearscommencing from
                           the date of application. Ifrenewalis necessary after expiration, the extension of
                           trademark should be applied and each renewal shall be for further ten (10) years.

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