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

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Policy ID: 31

Status: Completed

Priority: No priority assigned

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.


  • On hold 4 September 2017
  • Consultation 17 December 2019 to 16 February 2020
  • Legislative drafting 17 February 2020
  • Completed 1 October 2020


This was addressed as part of IP Australia’s Fee Review 2019-20.

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