What is a Trade Mark?

The Papua New Guinea Trade Marks Act Chapter 385 defines a trade mark as a mark used in relation to goods for the purpose of indicating a connection in the course of trade between the goods and a person who has the right, to use the mark.

A trade mark is also typically referred to as a brand.

A trade mark includes the following or a combination of them:

  • word (whether it be plain font or a ‘fancy’ font)
  • device
  • heading
  • label
  • ticket
  • signature
  • phrase
  • letter
  • number
  • logo
  • image
  • aspect of packaging


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