Certification trademarks in Australia

Certification trademarks in Australia

Certification trademarks are a type of trademark used to indicate that a product or service has been certified by an independent body. Certification trademarks in Australia are usually owned by the body that carries out the certification. They are used to show that a product or service meets certain standards.

White certification mark tick in green and blue circleCertification trademarks in Australia are different from other types of trademarks in a number of ways. Firstly, they can only be used by businesses for products that have been certified by the owner of the mark.

Secondly, they are subject to stricter controls than other types of trademarks. Businesses must usually pay license fees and renew their certification every year. Finally, certification marks are often used together with other types of marks, such as a business’s own trademarks.

There are many different certification schemes in operation in Australia, covering a wide range of products and services.

Certification marks are most commonly seen in relation to electrical goods, food products, and building materials. They are also becoming more common for environmental and ethical product choices.

The use of certification marks in Australia is voluntary, but many businesses choose to use them as a way of demonstrating their commitment to quality or safety. Certification marks can give consumers confidence that a product or service is of a high standard. They can also be used to differentiate a business from its competitors.

If you are thinking about using a certification mark for your business, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. Firstly, you will need to ensure that your product or service meets the relevant standards for the mark you wish to use. Secondly, you will need to apply for certification from the owner of the mark. Thirdly, you will need to factor in your additional costs for getting certified. Finally, you will need to keep excellent records as specified by the certification body in order to maintain your certification.

Authored by

Belinda Wadeson

Trade Marks & Patent Attorney