Trade Mark Filing Requirements

Trade Mark Filing Requirements

Are you considering registering your trade mark?  If so, please find below a list of requirements you will need have handy when requesting us to assist you file a trade mark application with the Papua New Guinea Intellectual Property Office. A. Name of Applicant B. Full Trade or Business Address of ...

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Why Register Your Trade Mark?

Why Register Your Trade Mark?

Several years ago a client created this unique product and the initial reception he got from potential customers was “we’ve been waiting for something like this for yonks!”.  The product was a success, it met a demand. Being the creative lad he is, he came up with a catchy brand na...

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What is a Trade Mark?

What is a Trade Mark?

The Papua New Guinea Trade Marks Act Chapter 385 defines a trade mark as a mark used in relation to goods for the purpose of indicating a connection in the course of trade between the goods and a person who has the right, to use the mark. A trade mark is also typically referred to as […]

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Cultural Appropriation – The Bilum

Cultural Appropriation – The Bilum

A colleague recently referred me to a product that was being sold on a French fashion website MatchesFashion.com. The product, which appears to come under the brand “The Row” – a US fashion label, is that of a stringed knitted bag much like Papua New Guinea’s iconic stringed bag, t...

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The PNG Trade Mark Filing, Prosecution & Our Billing Process

The PNG Trade Mark Filing, Prosecution & Our Billing Process

If you are thinking of filing a trade mark application in Papua New Guinea, the information below should be handy.  We’ve also included the stages we raise our invoices so that you can be sure what stages you can expect to receive invoices. Generally, the filing and prosecution process is stra...

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Filing Trade Marks in Papua New Guinea

Filing Trade Marks in Papua New Guinea

Due to a number of requests from my LinkedIn contacts, I thought it best to outline the general requirements for filing trade marks in Papua New Guinea. The Papua New Guinea Trade Marks Act Chapter 385 governs the filing of trade marks in Papua New Guinea. Applications for filing of a trade mark for...

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A Simple Online Form to Help You Register Your Trade Mark

A Simple Online Form to Help You Register Your Trade Mark

Are you considering registering your brand or trade mark but not sure how? Read below, as we provide you a free online consultation on how we can help you register your intellectual property. Basics When you register a trade mark, you get exclusive rights to use the mark in the goods and services yo...

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