Fees for certain extensions of time during the COVID-19 pandemic requested between 1 September and 30 September 2020

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 August 2020. 

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.