IP Australia has recently introduced an electronic filing facility, Madrid e-Filing, which provides customers with a secure online channel for filing applications for International Registration of a trade mark under the Madrid Protocol. This facility is available through IP Australia's eServices channel.
From 21 July 2015, the Registrar has specified that IP Australia's eServices channel will be the approved means for filing International Registration applications. Applications lodged by the approved means will no longer attract a handling fee, following the recent amendment to Item 18 of Schedule 9 to the Trade Marks Regulations, and pursuant to Regulation 21.21AA.
IP Australia will continue to charge a $100 AUD handling fee for International Registration applications lodged via other means, including paper and fax.
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