Amend trade marks fee schedule to better align presentation with how IP Australia reconciles certain fee items

At a glance

Policy ID: 31

Status: Legislative drafting

Priority: High

Trade marks Fees

Issue summary

Trade mark applicants receive a discounted fee for using approved means such as IP Australia's eServices to file their application, which includes using goods and services 'pick list' to choose the goods and services their application applies to.

IP Australia publishes and reconciles fees for trade mark applications as separate fees for 'pick list' and 'non pick list' applications. However, in the regulations the fee for a 'non pick list' application is listed as a separate fee that applies as well as the 'pick list' fee. While the fee amounts are correct, this presentation leads to confusion in interpretation of the fees in the trade mark regulations.

Rephrasing the trade mark fees in the regulations to align with how IP Australia presents and reconciles them to the public may alleviate this confusion.

History

  • On hold 04-Sept-2017
  • Consultation 17-Dec-2019 to 16-Feb-2020
  • Legislative drafting 17-Feb-2020

Comments

This issue is planned for implementation as part of IP Australia’s Fee Review 2019-20. Consultation on proposed changes to fees were available for public comment in the draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement published on IP Australia’s website

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