The Deputy Director-General of IP Australia has, on 22 April 2020, issued:
- An exemption from certain extension of time fees for patents
- A dispensation from the requirement to pay certain extension of time fees for trade marks
- An exemption from certain extension of time fees for designs
These documents provide that fees will not apply to some extensions of time during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about IP Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to IP Australia’s business continuity and COVID-19 page