- respond to correspondence relating to your application within 4 weeks
- issue a decision following a hearing within 3 months
- issue a first report for a standard patent within 12 months
- issue a first report for an expedited patent examination within 8 weeks.
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We are committed to delivering world-leading intellectual property (IP) services that are modern, effective and efficient and ensure all Australians benefit from great ideas. Our Customer Service Charter provides an overview of how we will meet customer expectations, including the timeliness of IP rights administration. For more information refer to our Customer Service Charter.
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|CHEM 1 - Biotechnology||October 2019|
|CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds||June 2020|
|CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics||March 2020|
|CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry||March 2020|
|CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals||April 2020|
|ELEC 1 - Physics||June 2020|
|ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications||July 2020|
|ELEC 3 - Computing||June 2020|
|ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements||April 2020|
|MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering||April 2020|
|MECH 2 - Construction and Mining||May 2020|
|MECH 3 - Process Engineering||April 2020|
|MECH 4 - Medical Devices||April 2020|
|MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances||May 2020|