Official Fees for IP Australia to Change
IP Australia has advised that it will implement fee changes that will affect trademark, patent, and design registrations in Australia. These fee changes will take effect at 12 a.m. (AEDT), on 10 October 2016.
Under the new fee structure, there will be no final registration fees for trademarks. However, to compensate for this, IP Australia has increased the trademark application fee and the trademark renewal fee.
There are three main changes to take note of:
- Despite the increase to the trade mark application fee, the overall cost of an Australian trademark application filed after 10 October 2016 will now be AUD$170 less per class.
- The cost of renewal will increase by $100 per class.
- There will be no official fee for filing a notice of intent to oppose.
Under the new fee structure, the fee for the international type search will be significantly reduced; however, renewal fees after the 9th anniversary of a patent will be increased.
Please be advised, this is a significant change for most of our clients. We recommend that you make note of these fee changes, and/or save this message for future reference.
If you have any questions or concerns about how these IP Australia fee changes will affect you and your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please also contact us if you would like a copy of our updated fee schedule. You can reach us by phone at +61-(0)3-9607-8323 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.