Last updated: 
6 March 2020

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.

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Amending your patent

Amendments can be made to your patent application in response to an examination report, as well as to update ownership or contact details.

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Enforcing your patent

If you find your patent is being copied or used by someone else without your permission, it is up to you to take action against them.

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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.

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