Declaration of Public Holidays for 2020

On 22 January 2020, the Acting Director General of IP Australia declared, in accordance with the relevant intellectual property rights legislation, those days when the Canberra office will not be open for business. A copy of the declaration is attached.

The close-down provisions in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994, Designs Act 2003, Patents Act 1990, Trade Marks Act 1995 and Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.

Fee review 2019-2020

IP Australia has completed an analysis of our current fees and fee structures which included reviewing all feedback received during our consultation period earlier this year. Several of the submissions have been incorporated into our proposed fee changes which are outlined in the draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). These fee changes reflect IP Australia’s commitment to ensuring our cost recovery arrangements continue to be in line with the Australian Government Charging Framework and addressing recommendations from the Productivity Commissions Report (2016).