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Trade Marks Attorney Registration - Australian Government


You will require this registration if you intend to practice as a trade marks attorney.

Anyone has a right to submit trade mark applications on behalf of themselves or another person. Only registered trade marks attorneys can describe themselves as trade marks attorneys. Only registered trade marks attorneys, patent attorney or lawyers can describe themselves as trade marks agents. Registration allows you to claim the full range of functions available under legislation and allows clients to claim a right of privilege for communications with their attorneys.

A company may register as an incorporated trade marks attorney.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • hold a level 5 or higher qualification in any field of study specified in the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • have the knowledge of intellectual property law and practice that is required for a person to practise as a trade marks attorney
  • be of good fame, integrity and character
  • not have been convicted of a prescribed offence during the previous 5 years
  • not be under sentence of imprisonment for a prescribed offence.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Proof that you have undertaken continuing professional education is a requirement to continue to be eligible for this licence.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $250.00

Application fee for registration as a Trade Marks Attorney. Fees for 2024-25

Apply Application All $600.00

Application fee for combined registration as a Patent Attorney and Trade Marks Attorney. Fees for 2024-25

Act(s) name

Trade Marks Act 1995 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Trade Marks Regulations 1995 Australian Government

Administering agency

Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.