IP Australia Has Announced Changes to Official Fees
IP Australia has announced changes to official fees for various IP matters following a cost recovery review in May this year.
These changes are to take effect from 10/10/2016 .
Further changes to the application and renewal fees of all Madrid applications designating Australia are also scheduled to apply from 28/10/2016
Click here to view the official update.
Additional fee increases for patents including renewal fees from the 10th anniversary, with a $50 increase in the 10 to 14-year anniversary range; and a $130 increase in the 15 to 19-year anniversary range. A $250 increase is to be applied in the 20 to 24 year anniversary range.
For national trade marks, application fees will increase to $330 for each class and renewal fees will also increase to $400 per class.
Whilst these fee increases are substantial, they will be offset by the removal of the $300 per class registration fee, reducing the overall cost of obtaining a national trade mark registration in Australia.
IP Solved will provide further information if required.