Notice to security holders in trade marks: Commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

Notice to security holders in trade marks: Commencement of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 - Griffith Hack

24 February 2012

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPS Law) came into operation on 30 January 2012. As reported in our August 2011 edition of NeedtoKnow: Trade Marks, the PPS Law implements a national regime governing security interests over personal property, including trade marks.


What you need to know



  • Holders of a security interest in a registered trade mark are urged to register their interests on the Personal Property Securities Register (Register).
  • In order to take priority over later interests, a security interest over a trade mark must, as well as satisfying the other applicable requirements of the PPS Law, be registered on the Register.
  • The Register will also serve as a searchable record of security interests in trade marks and other personal property.

To register a security interest, or for further information, please contact:
Chris Sgourakis, Principal
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Belinda Muir, Associate
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