When you apply to register a trade mark, you must provide a description of the goods or services you intend to use your trade mark on. These goods or services need to be identified from one or more classes.

Before you begin, think carefully about the goods or services you want protected by your trade mark. If you make a mistake, you will not be able to expand your list of goods or services once you file your application.

This calculator, and trade mark application fees are based around the number of classes you wish to file in. When you know how many classes you wish to file in, select the number from the drop down to calculate approximate costs at the different stages of your trade mark application.

Before applying for a trade mark, considering the following:

 

Number of classes to apply for:  


 

Application cost

It costs to file a trade mark application with IP Australia. 3 different application methods are listed below, with a breakdown of costs to file under each.

 


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Application type

TM Headstart
TM application with picklist
TM application without picklist

Initial assessment: 5 business days.
(additional time if continue with Part 2)

Up to 13 weeks

Up to 13 weeks

Filing method

Online with eServices

Online with eServices

Online with eServices

A
Number of classes
1
1
1
x
x
x
B
Cost to file per class
$200
$250
$330
=
=
=
C
( A x B )
$200
$250
$330
D
Part 2 Fee per class
x $130
x NA
x NA
 
=
=
=
E
( A x D )
Part 2 Fee
$130
$0
$0
F
( C + E )
Total cost to apply
$330
$250
$330

 

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

 


 

Registration cost

There is no fee to register your trade mark.

However, if you applied before Monday 10 October 2016, you will still need to pay a registration fee (of $300) when your trade mark has passed examination. We will send you a letter to advise when this fee is due.

 


 

Trade mark renewal cost

A trade mark registration may be renewed every 10 years. There are fees for renewing your trade mark.

There is no limit to the number of times a registration may be renewed and any person may pay for the renewal.

Based on your class selection at the top of this page, and our current fees, your selection of classes (1) would cost to renew your trade mark would total:

Application type

TM headstart
TM application with picklist
TM application without picklist
Total cost to renew
10 years from registration
$400
$400
$400