Do you own registered trade marks but you have moved premises in the years since you applied for protection?
Unfortunately, it’s fairly common to see expired trade marks in the Australian Trade Marks Register that are actually actively in use, but when you compare addresses it is clear the brand owner is no longer receiving the official mail from IP Australia. As a result, they’ve missed that crucial reminder to renew their registration for a further 10 years.
Unfortunately, this one little administrative oversight can mean you lose your registered rights. Of course, if you have filed with a trade marks attorney, it’s our job to track you down even if you have moved to new premises.