Trade Mark News & Information

Trademark Registration-IP Australia Fee Changes

IP Australia has confirmed fee changes to take effect from 10 October 2016 and 28 October 2016 as summarised below.

Trade Marks

For trade mark applications filed on or after 10 October 2016, no registration fee will be payable. Filing fees will increase by $130 per class and renewal fees will increase by $100 per class to partially offset the removal of the $300 registration fee.

Trade Mark Applications

Current Fee New Fee
TM Headstart request fee per class $120 $200
TM Headstart new representation fee per class $120 $150
TM Headstart additional class fee per class $120 $200
TM Headstart Part 2 fee per class $80 $130
TM Application with picklist per class $120 $250
TM Application without picklist per class $200 $330
Series TM Application with picklist $270 $400
Series TM Application without picklist per class $350 $480
TM Application (not filed online) per class $220 $350
Series TM Application (not filed online) per class $370 $500
Madrid Import application per class # $420 $350

Hence, for standard applications for trademark registration using the approved picklist of goods/services, the fee payable to IP Australia at the time of filing will be $250 per class (reduced from $420 per class). If the specification of goods/services contains non-approved items, then the fee will be $330 per class (reduced from $500 per class).

Trade Mark Renewals

Current Fee New Fee
TM Renewal (online) per class $300 $400
TM Renewal (not online) per class $350 $450
Madrid Import Renewal per class # $300 $400

For renewals filed after the renewal due date and within the six (6) month grace period, the extension fee will be $100 per trade mark (not per class) for each month, or part of a month, from the renewal due date; so this will be a cost saving for late renewal of multi-class trade mark registrations.

# The Madrid import application and renewal fees relate to overseas owners using the International Registration system to designate Australia and will apply from 28 October 2016. These changes will mean that national and international customers will be charged the same amount.

Trade Mark Oppositions

There will no longer be a fee for opposing a non-use removal application, or for filing written submissions when not attending an opposition hearing.

Current Fee New Fee
Filing Notice of Intention to Oppose non-use removal application $150 NIL
Filing written submissions when not attending hearing $100 NIL

 

Trade Mark Sale of Documents

Fees for obtaining certain documents supplied by IP Australia will also be abolished, but replaced with some new fees which will be standardised across all forms of IP rights.

Current Fee New Fee
Certificate by the Registrar (item 21) $50 NIL
Duplicate TM Certificate (item 21A) $250 NIL
Copy of extract from Register (item 22) $50 NIL
TM Document requiring a search (item 23) $100 NIL
Copy of 1 to 3 documents from same file NIL $50 each
Copy of 4 or more documents from same file NIL $200