Q: I am a US resident and need to protect my US registered trademark.
I am a US resident and need to protect my US registered trademark in Australia. I found that someone has stolen my mark and is using it for the same class of products as my brand. Could I use an Australian virtual mailing address to register my mark? On their trademark website, ipaustralia.gov.au, it says that non-residents can apply for a trademark. It just requires you have an Australian or New Zealand address to serve legal documents. It says that the address can be a Solicitor's or attorney's office, Residence or business or PO box. I just figured I pay for my mail to be forwarded to me from my virtual mailing address in Australia. Going this route is less expensive.
A: Without knowing other key details here, I believe you should be able to do so. But registering your trademark after infringement may impact your claim for damages or injunctive relief. Feel free to reach out to me with any more questions!
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