IP Australia’s Proposed Fee Changes

IP Australia has published a draft of its Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (“CRIS”) 2024-2025 which outlines proposed fee changes for patents, registered designs and trade marks in Australia. IP Australia conducts a review of fees every 4 years. It is anticipated that the proposed changes will take effect in October 2024.

A summary of the key changes of the CRIS is provided below.

  • Filing and examination fees for patents are set to increase by around 10%.
  • All fees relating to patent oppositions and hearings are set to Double.
  • It is proposed that excess claims fees for more than 20 claims in an application would be payable at the time of requesting examination (which is currently payable at acceptance/allowance).
  • For designs, filing fees will reduce and post-registration examination fees will increase.
  • Fee for filing Application for Removal of a Trade Mark will increase.
  • For trade mark oppositions, the introduction of fees for the number of grounds beyond the first three.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the proposed fee changes, please contact us.

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