Australian Trade Mark Search is the Australian Government’s trade mark search system.
Please note that the results of any search you conduct should not be
relied upon, because any subsequent application you make will still be
subject to a search by a trade mark examiner as part of the assessment
process. That process may reveal new materials and information you did
not find. IP Australia is not liable for any action taken and expense
incurred in using this service.
A detailed disclaimer can
be found here.
You should search for slight variations of your trade mark, including
plurals, common misspellings and words that sound similar. When
searching for images, consider images that look similar. Searching for
words will also return results with those words in the
owner’s name. You can filter your results in the search results screen,
undertake more specific searches using Advanced search.
More information can be found
To search for words in trade marks, type the relevant words into the
Note: Word searching is very precise. An effective trade mark
search should consider slight variations of your trade mark,
including plurals, common misspellings and trade marks that sound or
look very similar. Consider if you are searching too specifically,
and try searching some variations.
To search for trade marks with image elements, upload an image. The
search will return results based on the visual similarity
of the images.
An effective trade mark search should identify trade marks that are
similar to your own, not just identical matches.
You can upload an image and search using words at the same time.
Note: Combining words and images together may create a very
specific and narrow search. For example, excluding results with a
very similar image but different words.
When searching multiple aspects of your trade mark at the same time,
consider if you are searching too narrowly. You may want to instead
consider searching each memorable and important part of your trade
Searching for words will return results that contain those words in
the trade mark, or with those words in the owner's name.
Note: This search is very precise. Consider if you are
searching names too specifically, and try searching some variations
if the results are not as expected (e.g. Cath will not find
If you already know the numbers of trade marks you want to find,
you can search for those directly.
Note: You can also search using International Registration