It did, actually.
On 20th October I received an official note from IP Australia (the governing body for Trade Marks, Patents etc in Australia) and went into the system to find out what the result was.
But let me backtrack slightly.
After I wrote the post in April 2020 I had to wait for the opposition period. On August 11th I received the following letter...
So I waited and found the journal (you can find it and search it online)
Pro Tip: The actual listing goes live on the 12 at 12.01am) and closes at 11.59pm on 11th but shows on the 11th October.
Now, just in case there was an objection, I had prepared documentation to prove I use the trademarked term on a daily basis and have done so for 10 years. I also outlined that I will continue to use it. (This is really important if you do face an opposition.) But pleasantly (and as I was advised was likely) I didn't face an opposition to my trademark.
So you get through the period (and trust me I checked weekly to see that no one did oppose it - not that I expected it, but given the world of authors at the moment, nothing is sure.
Then you have to wait. And wait some more.
On the 20th October I received this:
Trade Marking is not a simple process. It takes planning, time and patience (which I don't really have a lot of) but in the end I succeeded even after being told authors can't TM thie pen names in Australia (patently bad advice I found out once I started the process.)