Minimum filing requirements

1. TRADE MARK REQUIREMENTS

The following information is required to file an Australian trade mark application:

  • Applicant’s name and address
  • A clear representation of the trade mark
  • Description of goods and services to be covered by the trade mark
  • Convention priority details (if applicable) such as number, filing date and country of filing
  • English translation and/or transliteration if the trade mark contains non-English or non-Roman characters

 

A power of attorney is not required in Australia. To claim the Paris Convention priority in Australia, the application must be filed within 6 months of the priority application.

 

In most cases, we will file an Australian trade mark application for you on the same day or within 1 business day from receipt of your instructions and all the required information.

 

2. PATENTS REQUIREMENTS

PCT National Phase Entry

In Australia, the deadline for filing a national phase application is 31 months from the earliest priority date.

 

The following information is required to enter national phase in Australia:

  • PCT application or International (WO) publication number
  • If the PCT specification is not in English, a verified English translation of the specification with a certificate thereof

 

Conventional Application

The following information is required to file a Convention application in Australia:

  • Applicant’s name and address
  • Inventor’s name
  • Patent specification (abstract, description, claims and drawings)
  • Convention priority details (if applicable) such as number, filing date and country of filing

 

A power of attorney is not required in Australia. To claim convention priority in Australia, a complete application must be filed within 12 months of the priority date.

 

3. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

The following information is required to file an Australian design application:

  • Applicant’s name and address
  • Name of the designer
  • Representation of the design (photos or drawings)
  • Identification of any new and distinctive features of the design (optional)
  • Convention priority details (if applicable) such as number, filing date and country of filing
  • English translation if the documents are not in English ( and/or transliteration if the trade mark contains non-English or non-Roman characters)

 

A power of attorney is not required in Australia. To claim convention priority under the Paris Convention, an Australian design application must be filed within 6 months of the priority application.

 

In most cases, we will file an Australian design application for you within 2 business days from receipt of your instructions and all the required information.

 

For more information, call us today on (02) 9233 1411 or send us an online enquiry.