Patent Services in Australia

Country :- Australia | Capital :- Canberra

https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/

Postal Address

Patent and Trademark Office

Filing Deadline
Filing extension available
Filing language
Form Requirement
Mode Of Filing
31 Months
No
English
None
Paper/Digital

Filing Deadline

Filing extension available

Filing language

Form Requirement

Mode Of Filing

31 Months

No

English

None

Paper/Digital

Country :- Australia | Capital :- Canberra

https://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/

Patent and Trademark Office

Postal Address

Official Charges For Various Procedures
ActionOfficial Fee (USD)Service Charge (USD)
Filing State - -
Filing a patent application 285 700
Claiming Convention Priority - No charge
Examination State 380 200
Forwarding examination report - 200
Preparing and filing response - 300
Acceptance And Grant StateOfficial Fee (USD)Service Charge (USD)
Receiving, checking and forwarding Notice of Acceptance and Certificate of Grant, and paying acceptance fee for the first 20 claims 190 350
Excess claims fee for more than 20 claims, per claim over 20 85 No charge
Renewals/Annuties StateOfficial Fee (USD)Service Charge (USD)
Before end of 4th 230 100
Before end of 5th 230 100
Before end of 6th 230 100
Before end of 7th 230 100
Before end of 8th 230 100
Before end of 9th 230 100
Before end of 10th 425 150
Before end of 11th 425 150
Before end of 12th 425 150
Before end of 13th 425 150
Before end of 14th 960 200
Before end of 15th 960 200
Before end of 16th 960 200
Before end of 17th 960 200
Before end of 18th 960 200
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FAQs

What is the overall term required for filing a patent application in Australia?

To claim a priority date for a provisional application, one must apply for a (standard or innovation) patent or apply a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application within a year of filing the provisional application.

 

What are the types of patents granted in Australia?

There are two types of patents granted in Australia – standard and innovation.

What is the duration of standard and innovation patents in Australia?

A standard patent offers long-term protection for an invention, lasting up to 20 years from the date of filing an application or almost 25 years for pharmaceutical constituents. While innovation patents offer protection for inventions with a short market life that may be replaced by newer innovations.

How can you request for examination of a standard Australian patent application?

You need to request for examination of your standard patent application within five years of filing. IP Australia generally directs you to request examination after four years. It is mandatory to request examination within two months of this date or within 5 years of application filing (whichever is the earliest date). If you fail to request examination on time, the application will lapse.

What is the difference between an innovation patent and a standard patent?

An innovation patent offers protection for inventions with a short market life that may be replaced by newer innovations and lasts up to 8 years. It takes almost one month for grant and six months for examination (on request). A standard patent, on the other hand, provides long-term protection for an invention, lasting up to 20 years from the date of filing or nearly 25 years for pharmaceuticals. It takes up six months to several years to process a standard patent (depending on the situations).