Designs price calculator

This calculator, and design application fees are based around the number of designs within your application. When you know how many designs you wish to file for, select the number from the drop down to calculate approximate costs at the different stages of the design process.

Before applying for a design, considering the following:

 

Number of designs in your application:

 

Note: Most applications only contain one design. However, if more than one design is found within the application, an additional full fee charge will apply, based on the number of designs. There is no discount for additional designs in the application.


 

Application cost

It costs to file a design application with IP Australia. 2 different application methods are listed below, with a breakdown of costs to file under each.

 


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Application type

Design application
filing by other means
Design application
online with eServices

Paper

Online with eServices

A
Number of designs
1
1
x
x
B
Cost to file per design
$350
$250
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C
( A x B )
Total cost to apply
$350
$250

 

 

The application fee covers lodgement (filing), the formalities check, registration and the first 5 year term.

Please Note: From 1 December 2012 the approved means for filing a new design application is using eServices, or by Business to Business (B2B) for approved businesses. When applying for a design by another means from 1 July 2012 (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

 


 

Examination cost

Note: Under current legislation, examination of a design is optional. You do not have to request examination of your design. You can if you wish to.

 

Examination of your design does not form part of the application process. You must pay an additional fee in a request for examination.

Based on the number of designs selected at the top of this page, and our current fees, your selection of designs (1) would cost to examine:

 

Application type

Design examination
filing by other means
Design examination
online with eServices

Up to 13 weeks

Up to 13 weeks

Total cost to examine
$420
$420

 

 

Examination of your design can be requested by a third party. In these situations, a fee is also payable, but the cost is paid half by the third party requesting examination and half by the applicant of the design. More information on fees related to third party examination

 


 

Design renewal cost

A design registration may be renewed up to a total of 10 years. The first 5 years of registration is covered in the application cost.

A design renewal is due 5 years after filing. We will send a reminder when this renewal is due. There are fees for renewing your design.

Based on the number of designs selected at the top of this page, and our current fees, your selection of designs (1) would cost to renew registration:

 

Application type

Design renewal
paid by other means
Design renewal
online with eServices
Total cost to renew
(due 5 years after filing)
$370
$320