We are exposed daily to big global trademarks like Nike, Coca Cola, and McDonalds. You may believe that only the big brands can afford to register a trademark in Australia, but you are wrong. The cost of registering a single trademark in Australia will generally be affordable, even for a start-up business. However, the extent of your products or services as well as the desired level of protection ultimately determines the final cost. Let the trademark specialists at Protect Your Investment give you a definitive quote.
For an understanding of a ballpark cost, a single trademark in a single line of business will cost you $545 upfront with PYI. This includes all necessary government, legal and administrative fees. After your application has been approved, the next step is Government Registration. Government Registration for a 10 year period for that same trademark will cost $635. Trademark registration in Australia has two major parts that involves administrative duties and government processing. Similarly, the total cost is divided to reflect these two stages.
Therefore, it is not the million dollar expenditure you probably expected yet it may be worth a million in the end. Our trademark specialists at PYI however, cannot start the process or reserve your name until the first upfront payment is made. Subsequently, full payment is required before the second stage of the trademark registration process (Government Registration) commences. Following that, you will then be looking to receive your official trademark and be able to exercise its full rights.