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Australian Patent, Design and Trade Mark filing requirements.

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Australian Patent filing requirements

  • PCT Applications - Australian National Phase Entry
    • Deadline is 31 months from priority date.
    • Documents / information required:
      1. International PCT Application No. (we can obtain any other details from the WIPO publication).
      2. If the specification is not in English, then an English translation of the specification, including any amendments, is required.
    • No Power of Attorney Form is required.
    • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing.
    • A verified English translation is no longer required for applications that are filed after 25 September 2019. As the patent office can request this at any time, we recommend that the translators declaration be obtained and provided… see below for a suitable translator declaration.
  • Convention or Non-convention Patent Applications
    • Deadline is 12 months for convention cases.
    • Documents / information required:
      1. Applicant name(s) and address(es).
      2. Inventor name(s) and address(es).
      3. For Convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.
      4. English language specification, including any drawings.
    • No Power of Attorney Form is required.
    • We do not require any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing.
    • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the Patent Office.
  • Translators Declaration

    declare that the attached document is, to the best of my knowledge, a true and complete translation of

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Australian Design filing requirements

    • Deadline is 6 months for convention cases.
    • Documents / information required:
      1. Applicant name(s) and address(es).
      2. Designer name(s) and address(es).
      3. Product name.
      4. Representation(s) of the product (eg drawings or photos).
      5. For convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.
    • No Power of Attorney Form is required.
    • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing.
    • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the designs office.

Australian Trade Mark filing requirements

    • Deadline is 6 months for convention cases.
    • Documents / information required:
      1. Applicant name(s) and address(es).
      2. Details of the Trade Mark. ( eg a sample, if a device mark).
      3. List of goods or services.
      4. Class(es) in which the mark is to be filed (or we can prepare).
      5. For Convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.
    • No Power of Attorney Form is required.
    • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing.
    • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the designs office.