Phil Khor
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Asked this question on 6/11/12 -Intellectual Property

Is a registered trademark transferable?

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Jacqui Pryor

Jacqui Pryor Director at Mark My Words Trademark Services Pty Ltd

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A registered trademark, or even a pending trademark can be 'transferred' to a new owner, yes. This is done by assigning the rights from the current applicant/owner to the new. This can be done in several ways depending on the circumstances but commonly done by way of drafting a Deed of Assignment and filing this, along with the appropriate request, with the Trademarks Office who will then update the records to show the subsequent owner accordingly. There is no official/government fee. Fees could apply if you seek assistance in drafting of the Deed of Assignment.

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