Patent application checklist

  Do you need a patent?

In order to gain patent protection in Australia your invention must be innovative or inventive. Find out if a patent is right for you

  Which type of application?

The cost, length of protection and processing time will depend on the type of patent application you choose.

Patent basics

  • 1. Have you published or shared your idea publicly?

  • 2. Search for similar inventions

  • Apply for a patent

  • 4. Are you ready to file your application?

  • 5. Register for Online Services

    Register for online services

      

Next Steps

Your next step will depend on the type of patent application you have submitted. Find out about the process for the different types of applications.

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