Wallington-Dummer is a patent and trade mark firm dedicated to providing high quality intellectual property services. Our attorneys hold degrees in technologies,including mechanical and electrical engineering, physics and chemistry.

We specialise in the needs of innovators in the early stages of developing intellectual property rights. We understand the particular needs and difficulties of small companies and individuals seeking to put an innovation on the map and profit from it. We seek to work with our clients to achieve protection for innovations in a cost effective manner.


7 Common Misconceptions

September 19th, 2023 by

Jennifer Song / Senior Associate Clients often come to us with one or more of the following misconceptions about trade marks: 1. the Registration of a company or business name will give me trade mark rights – Incorrect The registration…

What is a Trade Mark?

September 19th, 2023 by

By Jennifer Song / Senior Associate A trade mark is a “sign” that is used to distinguish your goods or services from the goods or services of others. A “sign” can be a letter, word, logo, slogan, shape, scent, sound…

International Trade Mark Applications via Madrid Protocol

March 16th, 2023 by

By Jennifer Song / Senior Associate The Madrid Protocol System allows you to file trade mark applications in a number of jurisdictions through one Madrid Application. In most instances, it will be cheaper to file in numerous countries/jurisdictions via the…

Scandalous Trade Marks

March 16th, 2023 by

By Jennifer Song / Senior Associate In Australia, an application for the registration of a trade mark must be rejected if the trade mark “contains or consists of scandalous matter”. The test as to whether a trade mark is "scandalous…