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7 April 2016

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Your reference

Your reference allows you to enter a unique reference of your choice. You can use any combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters.

This reference can be used by you to identify this eServices transaction.  

If you complete multiple items within a transaction, for example you submit two renewals and pay for them in a single transaction, eServices will only record one 'Your reference'; this will be the last reference that you entered.

IP Right number

An IP Right number is a number that has been provided to you by IP Australia and you can find it on any correspondence that we have sent you regarding this IP right.


For patents an IP right number could be a patent number, application number or serial number. You can search for this number through AusPat.

Trade marks

For trade marks an IP right number is the same as a trade mark number. You can search for this number through ATMOSS.


For designs an IP right number is a design application number or a registration number if the design is registered. You can search for these numbers through ADDS. An application number must be entered into eServices using the correct format YYYYNNNNN

Plant Breeder's Rights

For plant breeder's rights the IP right number is an application or certificate number. You can search for this number on the Plant Breeder's Rights database.

Attach your supporting documentation

You can attach one of the following file formats: PDF (.pdf), JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), TIFF (.tif), PNG (.png), TXT (.txt), DOC (.doc, .docx) or XML (.xml). The file can not exceed 20MB in size.