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  • Trade Marks Manual of Practice and Procedure

    27 Jun 2014

    Review/Updates of Part 1, 12, 14, 23, 27, 45, 52, 60

    Trade Marks

  • Directions on filing documents and evidence for oppositions

    26 Jun 2014

    We have issued two new directions prescribing the form and means for filing documents and evidence for patent and trade mark oppositions.

    Patents Trade Marks

  • Indexing of trade marks that contain Chinese characters

    19 Jun 2014

    Where a trade mark consists or contains Chinese characters, the transliteration of the characters (Hanyu Pinyin) has been changed and are now included as indexing constituents in ATMOSS.

    Trade Marks

  • Direction on Payment of Fees

    21 May 2014

    We have issued a new direction prescribing the means by which fees are to be paid to IP Australia.

  • Days not open for business 2014

    8 May 2014

    Declaration of the days from 5 June 2014, until 1 January 2015, when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are taken not to be open for business.

  • Decommissioning of IP Lodgement Points

    1 May 2014

    The IP Lodgement Points will be decommissioned on 4 June 2014.

  • Changes in PCT Fees

    7 Apr 2014

    In accordance with the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly at its Fortieth Session (held from September 22 to October 1, 2009), new equivalent amounts in AUD will be established with effect from 1 May 2014.


  • Trade Marks Manual of Practice and Procedure

    2 Apr 2014

    Review/Updates of Part 1, 6 and 41

  • Issuance of examination directions

    28 Mar 2014

    Under section 44 of the Patents Act, the Commissioner issues directions to applicants to request examination, taking into account the progress made in the examination of other applications.


  • Register of Directions

    29 Jan 2014

    IP Australia has established a Register of Directions which records directions made by the Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Designs, Registrar of Plant Breeders Rights, and the Commissioner of Patents.

Last Updated: 25/6/2014

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