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Trademarks
2.
What constitutes a trademark?
2.1
What types of designations or other identifiers may serve as trademarks under the law?
 
Australia
The Trade Marks Act covers ‘signs’, which may include any of the following: letters, words, names, signatures, numerals, devices, brands, headings, labels, tickets, aspects of packaging, shapes, colours, sounds and scents.

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2.2
What are the requirements for a designation or other identifier to function as a trademark?
 
Australia
It must be used as a trademark (badge of origin) to distinguish the applicant’s goods or services from those of others.

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2.3
What types of designations or other identifiers are ineligible to function as trademarks?
 
Australia
Only ‘signs’, as explained in question 2.1, qualify as trademarks.

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