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Some of the fees of the Australian Intellectual Property Office will be changed.
Intellectual Property Australia (the government department that includes patents, appearances and trademarks) has announced that it is changing certain official fees and plansIt entered into force on October 10, 2016 (when the corresponding law was amended).
The most significant fee changes involving patents and trademarks include:
The annual fee for the 10th to 14th years of the patent is increased by A $50; The annual fee for the 15th to 19th years is increased by A $130; The annual fee for the 20th to 24th years is increased by A $250.
Increase the trademark application fee, most trademark application fees will increase by A $130 per category. for example, the trademark application fee will increase from $200 per class to $330 per class, and the trademark renewal fee will increase from $300 per class to $400 per class. The increase in trademark fees will be partially offset by the elimination of the $300 trademark registration fee. Eventually, the overall cost of registering a trademark will fall.
For a full list of fee changes, please click here to visit the Intellectual Property Australia website.
IP Australia (the government body incorporating the Patent,Designs and Trade Mark Offices) has announced changes to some of their officialfees which are proposed to take effect from 10 October 2016 (subject toamending regulations being made).
The most notable fee changes relating to patents and trademarks include:
• Increases to patent renewal fees, with a $50 increase inthe 10th to 14th anniversary range; a $130 increase in the 15th to 19thanniversary range; and a $250 increase in the 20th to 24th anniversary range.
• Increases to trade mark application fees, with themajority of trade mark application fees increasing by $130 per class. Forexample, trade mark application fees will increase from $220 to $330 per class,and trade mark renewal fees will increase from $300 to $400 per class. Theincrease of trade mark fees will be partially offset by the removal of the $300registration fee. This should consequently mean that the overall up-front costto register a trade mark will be reduced.
For a full list of fee changes, please click hereto visit IP Australia’s website.