- 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||March 2020|
|CHEM 2 - Chemical Compounds||July 2020|
|CHEM 3 - Bio-therapeutics||May 2020|
|CHEM 4 - Polymers and Applied Chemistry||July 2020|
|CHEM 5 - Pharmaceuticals||July 2020|
|ELEC 1 - Physics||September 2020|
|ELEC 2 - Electronics and Communications||November 2020|
|ELEC 3 - Computing||September 2020|
|ELEC 4 - Data Processing and Measurements||August 2020|
|MECH 1 - Mechanical Engineering||August 2020|
|MECH 2 - Construction and Mining||September 2020|
|MECH 3 - Process Engineering||August 2020|
|MECH 4 - Medical Devices||July 2020|
|MECH 5 - Packaging and Appliances||October 2020|