Last updated: 
18 August 2020

IP Australia is changing some of our fees to ensure we continue to recover our costs from administering intellectual property (IP) rights and their associated legislation. The changes to our fees will commence from 12am AEST, 1 October 2020.

The list of fee changes can be found on the Federal Register of Legislation, with an overview of the changes listed in the below table. For more information on the below fee changes, please refer to our FAQ page.

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Patents

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
Increased differential between Another Means and Preferred Means 

Standard Complete Patent Application - Another Means

$470

$570

Standard National Phase Entry Patent Application - Another Means

$470

$570

Innovation Patent Application - Another Means

$280

$380

Change to Patent Excess Claims Fees (per claim)

For more information on the below fee changes, please refer to our FAQs.

Amend Standard Complete Patent After Acceptance - Greater than 20 claims

$110

$250

Standard Patent - Greater than 20 claims & equal to or less than 30 claims

New Fee

$125

Standard Patent - Greater than 30 claims

New Fee

$250

Standard Patent - Greater than 20 claims

$110

Abolished

Change to Patent Renewal Fees 

Standard Patent - 5th anniversary - Another Means

$350

$365

Standard Patent - 6th anniversary - Another Means

$350

$385

Standard Patent - 7th anniversary - Another Means

$350

$410

Standard Patent - 8th anniversary - Another Means

$350

$440

Standard Patent - 9th anniversary - Another Means

$350

$475

Standard Patent - 10th anniversary - Another Means

$600

$540

Standard Patent - 11th anniversary - Another Means

$600

$635

Standard Patent - 12th anniversary - Another Means

$600

$760

Standard Patent - 13th anniversary - Another Means

$600

$915

Standard Patent - 14th anniversary - Another Means

$600

$1,100

Standard Patent - 15th anniversary - Another Means

$1,300

$1,330

Standard Patent - 16th anniversary - Another Means

$1,300

$1,605

Standard Patent - 17th anniversary - Another Means

$1,300

$1,925

Standard Patent - 18th anniversary - Another Means

$1,300

$2,290

Standard Patent - 19th anniversary - Another Means

$1,300

$2,700

Pharmaceutical Patent -20th anniversary - Another Means

$2,600

$4,050

Pharmaceutical Patent -21st anniversary - Another Means

$2,600

$5,050

Pharmaceutical Patent -22nd anniversary - Another Means

$2,600

$6,050

Pharmaceutical Patent -23rd anniversary - Another Means

$2,600

$7,050

Pharmaceutical Patent -24th anniversary - Another Means

$2,600

$8,050

Standard Patent - 5th anniversary - Preferred Means

$300

$315

Standard Patent - 6th anniversary - Preferred Means

$300

$335

Standard Patent - 7th anniversary - Preferred Means

$300

$360

Standard Patent - 8th anniversary - Preferred Means

$300

$390

Standard Patent - 9th anniversary - Preferred Means

$300

$425

Standard Patent - 10th anniversary - Preferred Means

$550

$490

Standard Patent - 11th anniversary - Preferred Means

$550

$585

Standard Patent - 12th anniversary - Preferred Means

$550

$710

Standard Patent - 13th anniversary - Preferred Means

$550

$865

Standard Patent - 14th anniversary - Preferred Means

$550

$1,050

Standard Patent - 15th anniversary - Preferred Means

$1,250

$1,280

Standard Patent - 16th anniversary - Preferred Means

$1,250

$1,555

Standard Patent - 17th anniversary - Preferred Means

$1,250

$1,875

Standard Patent - 18th anniversary - Preferred Means

$1,250

$2,240

Standard Patent - 19th anniversary - Preferred Means

$1,250

$2,650

Pharmaceutical Patent -20th anniversary - Preferred Means

$2,550

$4,000

Pharmaceutical Patent -21st anniversary - Preferred Means

$2,550

$5,000

Pharmaceutical Patent -22nd anniversary - Preferred Means

$2,550

$6,000

Pharmaceutical Patent -23rd anniversary - Preferred Means

$2,550

$7,000

Pharmaceutical Patent -24th anniversary - Preferred Means

$2,550

$8,000

Preliminary Search & Opinion (PSO) Fee Reduction 

Patent voluntary Preliminary Search & Opinion (PSO)

$2,200

$950

Expedited Post Option for Document Requests

For more information on the below fee change, please refer to our FAQs.

Expedited post option for urgent document requests

New Fee

$20

 

 

 

Trade marks

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
Restructure Trade marks Application Fees 

Standard TM Application - First Class - Another Means

$350

$450

Standard TM Application - Additional Classes - Another Means

$350

$450

Standard TM Add Prescribed Goods - First Class - Another Means

$350

$450

Standard TM Add Prescribed Goods - Additional classes - Another Means

$350

$450

Madrid Import Application - First Class*

$350

$400

Madrid Import Application - Additional Classes*

$350

$400

Standard TM Application - First Class - No Pick List - Preferred Means

$330

$400

Standard TM Application - Additional Classes - No Pick List - Preferred Means

$330

$400

Series TM Application - First Class - Another Means

$500

$600

Series TM Application - Additional Classes - Another Means

$500

$600

Series TM Add Prescribed Goods - First Class - Another Means

$500

$600

Series TM Add Prescribed Goods - Additional classes - Another Means

$500

$600

Series TM Application - First Class - No Pick List - Preferred Means

$480

$550

Series TM Application - Additional Classes - No Pick List - Preferred Means

$480

$550

Renewal of Registration delayed for 10 years or more

These fees apply to items 11 and 12 in the trade mark schedule of fees and apply only in rare situations, where registration of the trade mark has been delayed for 10 or more years after filing date. For more information on the below fee changes, please refer to our FAQs.

Renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date) - Preferred Means

$450

$400

Renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date) - Another Means

$450

$450

Late renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date) - Preferred Means

$450

$400

Late renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date) - Another Means

$450

$450

Amend Schedule 9 of Trade marks Reg 1995 for Hearing Fees

Request for a hearing under regulation 5.17, 6.9, 9.17, 9.20, 17A.34M, 17A.48S, 17A.48V or 21.20E

$600

Replaced by new Item

Request for an oral hearing in relation to any other matter

$400

Replaced by new Item

Attendance at an oral hearing under regulation 5.17, 6.9, 9.17, 9.20, 17A.34M, 17A.48S, 17A.48V or 21.20E

$600 for each day, or part of a day, less any amount paid under item 14 in relation to the hearing

Replaced by new Item

Attendance at an oral hearing to which item 16 does not apply

$400 less any amount paid under item 15 in relation to the hearing

Replaced by new Item

Filing a request for a hearing

New Item

$400

Appearing and being heard at an oral hearing in person:
(a) for the first day
(b) if the hearing runs for more than a day

New Item

$800 less any amount paid in relation to requesting a hearing


$800 for each day, or part of a day, after the first day

Appearing and being heard at an oral hearing in by means other than in person:
(a) for the first day
(b) if the hearing runs for more than a day

New Item

$600 less any amount paid in relation to requesting a hearing


$600 for each day, or part of a day, after the first day

Being heard on the basis of written submissions only

New Item

$400 less any amount paid in relation to requesting a hearing

Decision with reasons issued in accordance with section 55, section 101, regulation 17A.34N or 17A.48D

New Item

$400 less any amount paid in relation to requesting a hearing

Expedited Post Option for Document Requests 

For more information on the below fee change, please refer to our FAQs.

Expedited post option for urgent document requests

New Fee

$20

*Please note: Changes to Madrid Import Application fees are scheduled to commence from 12am AEDT, 7 November 2020.

 

 

 

 

Designs

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
Design Paper Applications & Align Renewal Fees 

Design Application - Another Means

$350

$450

Renewal of Design Registration - Another Means

$370

$450

Renewal of Design Registration - Preferred means

$320

$400

File a request for a further Design - Another Means

$350

$450

Filing an application with more than one design

For more information on the below fee changes, please refer to our FAQs.

Per design beyond the first within the same category as the first design - Preferred Means*

New Fee

$200

Per design beyond the first within the same category as the first design - Another Means*

New Fee

$400

Removal from Regs the renewals under the old Act 

First Renewal Fee under the old Act - Item 6(a)

$55

Abolished

Second Renewal Fee under the old Act - Item 6(b)

$90

Abolished

Third Renewal Fee under the old Act - Item 6(c)

$135

Abolished

Expedited Post Option for Document Requests

For more information on the below fee change, please refer to our FAQs.

Expedited post option for urgent document requests

New Fee

$20

*Note: The fee for the first design filed in an application remains $250 by preferred means and has increased to $450 by another means

 

 

Plant Breeder's Rights

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
PBR increase to general fees & align renewal fees 

PBR Application - Another Means

$445

$545

PBR Renewal - Preferred Means

$345

$400

PBR Renewal - Another Means

$395

$450

PBR change to Qualified Person (QP) fee 

For more information on the below fee changes, please refer to our FAQs.

Designation of an approved person (QP) under section 8 - 3 Years

$50 per 1yr

$240 per 3yr

Renewal of designation of an approved person (QP) - 3 Years

$50 per 1yr

$240 per 3yr

Expedited Post Option for Document Requests

For more information on the below fee change, please refer to our FAQs.

Expedited post option for urgent document requests

New Fee

$20

 

 

Trans-Tasman IP Attorney Board

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
TTIPAB Application

Apply for registration as a Patent Attorney

$300

$350

Apply for registration as a TM attorney

$200

$250

Apply for registration as an Inc Patent Attorney

$300

$350

Apply for registration as an Inc TM Attorney

$300

$350

TTIPAB Registration 

Renew Patent Attorney annual registration

$350

$400

Restore Patent Attorney name to the register

$250

$300

Renew combined Trade marks and Patent Attorney annual registration

$550

$600

Renew combined Patent and Trade marks Attorney annual registration

$550

$600

Renew Trade marks Attorney annual registration

$350

$400

Restore Trade marks Attorney name to the register as authorised by Reg 20.14

$250

$300

Renew Inc Patent Attorney annual registration

$350

$400

Renew combined Inc Patent and Inc Trade marks Attorney annual registration

$550

$600

Restore Patent Attorney name to the register

$250

$300

Renew Inc Trade marks Attorney annual registration

$350

$400

Annual Registration Combined Inc Trade marks and Patent Attorney

$550

$600

Apply to Restore to Register of Trade marks Attorney as authorised by Reg 20A.22

$250

$300

 

 

Olympic Insignia Protection

Fee Description
Old Fee
New Fee
Olympic Insignia Protection - Fee Alignment 

Olympic Design Application

$250

$450

Olympic Design Renewal

$90

$450