The qualifications for registration
as a trade mark attorney include a mixture of knowledge, academic, personal,
employment, skill and residency requirements. To apply you must satisfy
specific topic group requirements through:
Accredited courses;Holding a degree, diploma or post graduate
qualification in any field of study from a higher education provider
specified in the Australian Qualifications Framework, or have the
- Being of good fame, integrity and character, not having
committed an offence under the legislation or be under a sentence of imprisonment
- Holding employment in positions relating to searching,
preparing, drafting or interpreting patents for two continuous years or a
total of two years within five continuous years;
- Providing a statement of skill from a registered patent
attorney with at least five years post-registration experience; and
- Be an ordinary resident in Australia.
A company may register as an
incorporated trade mark attorney.
Please consult the Contact Officer
for more information regarding eligibility requirements.