It’s live! A new, larger list of goods and services for trade marks

IP Australia has replaced our list of goods and services for trade mark applications with the internationally recognised Madrid Goods and Services list.

The Madrid Goods and Services list is an internationally recognised database of terms used to classify goods and services for trade mark applications. Developed and maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for IP offices to use, it contains a wider range of terms than the Australian picklist and will now be our sole picklist.

Aligning Australian classification standards with international best practice reflects our customer-centric commitment to developing new ways to better support and engage with you.

This change is a win for our trade mark customers, offering more choice in goods and services. For Australian exporters, this change will make it easier and quicker to seek protection of trade marks internationally through WIPO’s Madrid System. Terms used in picklisted applications will now align with WIPO’s acceptable terms.

A better online search experience
With many more terms to choose from, we’ve improved the search tool in our online trade mark application systems, including online services and TM Checker. This new, semantic search functionality will help you find terms on the new, larger list and choose the most accurate goods and services for your application.

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