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Guide to Trade Mark Fees in Australia

18 August 2020 Last Updated: 24 August 2020

The following table contains prescribed IP Australia fees relating to Australian trade marks. Official Trade Mark Fees are prescribed under the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (Cth).

This information is intended as a guide only. To obtain an estimate of likely trade mark costs for your particular circumstances, we recommend that you contact us for further information.

Item
Before 1 October 2020
From 1 October 2020
Unit
New Applications
Filing a new Standard Trade Mark Application
(with picklist)
250
250
per class
(without picklist)
330
400
per class
Filing a new Series Trade Mark Application
(with picklist)
400
400
per class
(without picklist)
480
550
per class
Filing a new Headstart Request
(Part 1 Fee - Initial Request)
200
200
per class
(Amendment to add Additional Class)
200
200
per class
(Amendment to change Representation)
150
150
per class
(Part 2 Fee - Convert to Standard Application)
130
130
per class
Amendments
Request for amendment of application to add additional class to a standard application
350
450
per class
Request for amendment of application to add additional class to a series mark application
500
600
per class
Extensions of Time - Deadline for Acceptance
Request for Extension of Time - Deadline for Acceptance
100
100
per month
Opposition Proceedings & Hearings
Filing a Notice of Intention to Oppose (against pending trade mark application)
250
250
per mark
Filing a Notice of Opposition (against a requested amendment or against an extension of time longer than 3 months)
250
250
per mark
Filing a Request for Oral Hearing in an Opposition Proceeding
600
per mark
Attending an Oral Hearing in an Opposition Proceeding (after first day)
600
per day
Filing a Request for Oral Hearing in another proceeding
400
per mark
Attending an Oral Hearing in another proceeding (less fee paid to request the hearing)
400
per mark
Filing a Request for a Hearing
400
per mark
Hearings
by In-Person Hearing
800
per day*
by Other Means (eg videoconference)
600
per day*
by Written Submissions Only
400
per mark*
(*less any fee paid to request the hearing)
Registrar Decision without a Hearing or Request for Hearing
400
per mark
Request for Extension of Time - Opposition Proceedings
150
150
per month
Renewal
Renewal of Registration (10 years)
400
400
per class
Additional fee for late renewal of Registration (up to 6 months after expiry date)
100
100
per month
Removal (Non-Use Action)
Filing an Application for Removal of a Registered Trade Mark for Non-Use
250
250
per mark
Document Retrieval Requests
Requesting not more than 3 documents relating to a single trade mark
50
50
per document
Requesting 4 or more documents relating to a single trade mark
200
200
per request
Additional fee for expedited dispatch of documents
20
per request

Notes:

  • IP Australia Fees are payable in Australian Dollars (AUD).
  • IP Australia fees are exempt from Australian GST.
  • The above fees are charged by IP Australia for the relevant service and do not include professional fees and other costs that may be payable to a legal representative. IP Australia fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The above fees are based on filing via preferred means. Filing by other means (eg mail) may incur additional fees.

This post is intended for general information only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. You should obtain appropriate professional advice for your circumstances or contact us for further assistance.
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