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IP Australia – changes to trade mark fees

New fees will be payable to IP Australia for any new trade mark applications filed from 10 October 2016.

Trade mark applications

Most notably, IP Australia has removed the need to pay a registration fee for Australian trade mark applications (previously $300 per class). Whilst increased application fees are payable, the overall effect of these changes is a reduction of fees for the trade mark application process.
 

Description – application fees Old fee  New fee
Headstart (pre-application service) new request - per class   $120 $200
Headstart (pre-application service) new representation - per class   $120 $150
Headstart (pre-application service) additional class fee - per class  $120  $200
Headstart (pre-application service) Part 2 fee - per class   $80 $130
Trade mark application - with picklist per class   $120 $250
Trade mark application - without picklist per class  $200  $330
Series trade mark application -with picklist per class                                         $270 $400
Series trade mark application - without picklist per class   $350 $480
Trade mark application (not using online services) - per class   $220 $350
Series trade mark application (not using online services) - per class   $370 $500
Madrid import application – per class   $420 $350
Description – registration fees Old fee New fee
 Trade mark registration   $300 No fee

 Trade mark renewals

The renewal costs payable each time a trade mark owner wishes to extend their trade mark for a further 10 years has increased by $100 to partially offset the reduced costs in the application process.

 

Description – renewal fees Old fee New fee
Trade mark renewal (online services fee) - per class  $300 $400
Trade mark renewal (fee by other means) - per class $350 $450 $350 $450
Madrid import renewal – per class $300 $400

 

Note: Any fees payable to IP Australia are GST free.

The information contained in this article is general in nature only and should not be relied on. You should always seek legal advice about your individual circumstances.

Posted in: Commercial Litigation News at 13 October 16