A trade mark registration may be obtained for marks that are distinctive or capable of becoming distinctive.


Australia follows the International Classification system. Goods and services are grouped into classes. There are 34 classes for goods and 11 classes for services.

When filing an application the goods and/or services for which registration is desired must be specificed and grouped by class.

An application may specify goods and/or services that fall in multiple classes.

The application and registration costs depend on the number of classes specified.