Knog is a Melbourne-based company that has built up international success, by manufacturing a range of cycling, action sports, outdoor, and digital
A patent is a right that is granted for any device, substance, method or process that is new, inventive and useful.
A patent is a legally enforceable right to commercially exploit the invention for the life of the patent.
Find out about the application process
A provisional application allows you to establish the filing date of your invention while you decide whether to continue the patenting process.
A standard patent gives you long-term protection and control over your patent for up to 20 years.
An innovation patent offers a much faster application process and gives you short-term protection and control over your patent for up to eight years.
A PCT application allows you to file one international application for one or more countries that are part of the Treaty (over 140 countries including Australia).
Maintaining your patent
Effective management of your patent is important to maintain its value. It is your responsibility to pay annual renewal fees and protect your patent against infringement.
Opposition and re-examination
If you believe an invention should not be patented you can file for opposition. You may wish to provide information that demonstrates a patent needs to be revoked or re-examined. You can also contest the ownership of an invention.
3 March 2021
Online services will replace eServices from 1 July 2021. As a result, eServices will no longer be accessible from 30 June 2021. This means all customers will need to file and manage their IP rights in our new online services.
15 October 2020
We heard what you had to say in our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey and in response we are making some changes to our patent examination reports.