Australia

 
Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period
Use provisions Non-use of a trade mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority
Innovation Patents

PCT national phase

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration Standard patents have a duration of 20 years from the effective filing date (or 25 years for pharmaceutical products).  Innovation patents have a term of up to 8 years
Annuities Renewals are due for payment annually, on the 4th and each subsequent anniversary of the filing date for standard patents, and on the 2nd to 7th anniversaries of the filing date for innovation patents
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration The maximum term of protection is 10 years from the application date, with a renewal fee being payable before expiry of the first 5 years
Renewal Before expiry of the initial 5-year term