Changes in PCT fees

In accordance with the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly at its Fortieth Session (held from September 22 to October 1, 2009), new equivalent amounts in AUD will be established with effect from 1 January 2017, As follows:


International PCT Fees


1. Transmittal Fee: $200

2. International Search Fee: $2200

3. International Filing Fee: $1781

If the application contains 30 Pages or less including the request form

Changes to Application for an Extension of Term of a Standard Patent Form (P/00/052b)

Following further stakeholder feedback, the approved form “Application for an Extension of Term of a Standard Patent” has been amended to clarify requirements for the provision of a certification under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 consistent with Reg 6.9 of the Patents Regulations.  The amended form established with effect from 22 August 2016, requires under item 8:

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While out fishing on the far west coast of South Australia Bernie could feel himself getting burnt. ‘It was a stinking hot day and I had a hat on but I was still getting smashed by the sun, so I grabbed some duct tape, paper towel and a knife and the first CapHat®  was born,’ said Bernie.