Trade mark costs

What does a trade mark cost?

There are two approved means for filing a new trade mark application. One is using our online services. The other is via Business to Business (B2B) for approved businesses with high volume transactions.

Online services

Your trade mark may have differing end costs depending on how many classes you register it under and the application method you use.

For most businesses lodging a trade mark application, without the assistance of an IP professional, you will need to select your application method using our TM Headstart service or our Standard filing service. Both methods have different cost structures.

With both methods, applicants will need to consider the fees for application and registration. Registration fees are paid when the trade mark has passed examination.

Applying for a trade mark using the TM Headstart (pre-application service)

Item/Action

Fee

TM Headstart (pre-application service) new request - per class

$200

TM Headstart (pre-application service) new representation - per class

$150

TM Headstart (pre-application service) additional class fee - per class

$200

TM Headstart (pre-application service) Part 2 fee - per class

$130

 

 

 

 

Applying for a trade mark using the standard filing service   

Item/Action

Fee

Trade mark application - with picklist

$250 per class

Trade mark application - without picklist

$330 per class

Series trade mark application -with picklist

$400 per class

Series trade mark application - without picklist

$480 per class

The picklist can assist you in identifying the class or classes your goods and/or services are best related to. We have more information about classes of goods and services.

Applying for a trade mark by other means

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application using our online services, however if you are unable to submit your application online you may submit your application via the post.  A higher fee structure applies.

Item/Action

Fee

Trade mark application

$350 per class

Series trade mark application

$500 per class

Register a trade mark

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 when your trade mark has passed examination.  We will send you a letter to advise when this fee is due.

Item/Action       

Fee for applications submitted before Monday 10 October 2016

Fee for applications submitted from Monday 10 October 2016

Registration fee - single class

$300

No fee

Registration fee - additional classes

$300

No fee

Other fees

Request to include an additional class of goods or services

Item/Action

Fee

Trade mark application

$350 per class

Series trade mark application

$500 per class

Extensions of time

Item/Action

Fee

Request for Extension of time to respond to an examiners report 15-21 months, where the final date of acceptance has NOT passed

$100 per month or part thereof from the acceptance due date

Request for Extension of time (S224) to respond to an examiners report, where the final date of acceptance HAS passed

$100 per month or part thereof from the acceptance due date

Request for Extension of time (S224) to pay an initial registration fee if you submitted your trade mark application before Monday 10 October 2016.

$100 per month or part thereof from the registration due date

Extension of time to pay late renewal fees

$100 per month or part thereof from the renewal due date

Sale of documents

Replacement certificates can be ordered via our online services.  Options are: photocopies, certified copies and duplicates. Depending on which option you select the cost will vary.

Copy of one to three documents from the same file

$50 each

Copy of four or more documents from the same file

$200

Commemorative certificates  can be purchased for between $44.00 and $137.50. These can be used for display only and do not replace your certificate for legal purposes.

Renewing a trade mark

When renewing a trade mark you can use our online services or B2B to pay. The fees are below.

Item/Action

Online services fee

Fee by other means

Trade mark renewal - single class

$400

$450

Trade mark renewal - additional class

$400

$450

 

We have more information about trade mark renewals including when you can pay, time periods and expiry.

Refunds

Refunds and waivers are only available in limited circumstances.

We will apply the same rules for refunds and waivers to all of our customers.

Last updated: 
10 October 2016