Amazon Australia signals pharmacy foray with new trademark application

The Age

14 January 2020 - The local arm of retail giant Amazon has filed a trademark for the term "Amazon Pharmacy", suggesting it could be looking to enter Australia's highly regulated pharmaceuticals market.

Submitted to trademark authority IP Australia last Thursday, the submission covers a number of goods and services classes in the pharmacy space, including various medical apparatuses, medication dispensers, online pharmacy retailing and the distribution of prescription medication.

Most notably, the trademark covers a "pharmacy packaging service that aligns, sorts and packages a patient's medications by date and time into individual packets".

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