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Last updated: 
30 May 2016

You can apply for an innovation patent with online services.

If you have a provisional application or overseas patent application you would like to claim priority date from, you will need to apply for an innovation patent within 12 months of filing that application.

Your application must include:

We do a formalities check to ensure your application is in order. Generally, you'll receive formal notification granting you an innovation patent within one month.

An innovation patent is granted without formal examination. At this stage we won’t assess whether the patent is valid.

Your innovation patent will be enforceable once you have requested examination and certification.

Application costs

See innovation patent application fee.

Length of application process

We will accept, grant and publish your application within one month.