IP Australia Trade Mark Examiner Graduate Position

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Your career as a trade mark examiner

As a trade mark examiner you will assess Australian and international trade mark applications to determine whether the application meets legislative and other requirements. Through the examination process, you will be among the first to see new developments one of the most valuable marketing tools a business can own – its trade mark.

You will use a variety of tools to conduct your assessments, like worldwide databases, procedural manuals, legislation, court decisions and your own intellectual capabilities and technical knowledge.


Your journey to become a trade mark examiner starts with the IP Rights Examiner Program which takes approximately two years to complete. As you successfully progress through the program, your salary will increase also.

The training program develops specific technical skills and includes examination work under close guidance. This is followed by consolidation of your skills with further on-the-job training. Following successful completion of the program, you will gain Acceptance Delegation from the Registrar of Trade Marks, which allows you to examine trade mark applications independently. You must complete all stages of the program successfully to meet the conditions of employment.

All training is full-time and is conducted in Canberra. Successful applicants are expected to work in the Canberra office on a full-time basis at least until their training is completed.


Trade mark examiners come from all walks of life and disciplines. There is no preferred background.

Is this you?

If this sounds like you, then we want you as part of our team:
• sound research, analytical, comprehension and decision-making skills
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• ability to adapt knowledge base and learn through feedback
• well-developed time management, organization and interpersonal skills
• ability to work independently and in a team
• self-motivated

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Academic requirements

Minimum required level of study: 
Bachelor degree
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Government & public services
Australian Capital Territory
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