News Bite: IP Australia fee increases commence soon – file or renew now!

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Following a fee review, regulations have now been made to amend IP Australia’s fees.  The fee changes will commence on 1 October 2020.

The fees for many of IP Australia’s patent and trade mark services will be going up.  For example, filing fees for a standard trade mark application (not using the Pick List) will be going up $70, from $330 per class to $400 in Official Fees.

The full list of fee changes can be viewed on the IP Australia website at:

If you need to pay any patent, trade mark or design renewal fees or intend to file a new patent, trade mark or design application, we suggest renewing or filing before 1 October 2020 to avoid paying the extra fees.

If you would like any assistance with applications or renewals, feel free to contact us at

By Claire Ramsay

8 September 2020