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Australian Patent Filing Requirements

PATENTS   |  TRADE MARKS   |  DESIGNS  

The following items are those that we require to file an Australian Patent application:

Provisional Application:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the applicant(s).
  • A specification in English including drawings (if any), or sufficient detail about the invention for us to prepare these.

Complete Application or Innovation Patent application filed in first instance:

  • The name(s) and address(es) of the applicant(s).
  • The name(s) and address(es) of the inventor(s).
  • A specification in English including drawings (if any) and claims, all in duplicate, or sufficient detail about the invention for us to prepare these.
  • (An abstract can follow shortly after filing - a late fee generally applies).

Complete Application or Innovation Patent application associated with a Provisional Application or claiming Convention priority:
(deadline = 12 months from first application)

As above, but also:

  • The country, application number, filing date and applicant details of the first application.
  • (a certified copy of foreign priority document can follow the application; a verified English translation of the priority document is needed only if requested by the Patent Office).

PCT National Phase entry:
(Chapter I/Chapter II deadline: 31 months).

  • Copy of front page of International Application, but preferably a full copy of the application.
  • If the International Application is not in English, then a verified English Translation of the International Application is required.

NB:    No Authorisation of Agent form or Power of Attorney is required for any of the above.

PCT locally originating International Applications.
(Available only to Australian residents and made within 12 months of the first of any earlier applications disclosing the same invention):

As for Complete Application or Innovation Patent application filed in first instance,

For information on the Innovation Patent system, see our Newsletter.


Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys - Intellectual Property Specialists
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