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Australia: Official Fees Increased

For patent renewal fees paid by approved means, there will be no increase until the 10th year anniversary.  From the 10th to 14th anniversaries there will be a $50 increase in fees paid by approved means (from $500 to $550), from the 15th to 19th anniversaries, a $130 increase (from $1,120 to $1,250), and from the 20th to 24th anniversaries, a $250 increase (from $2,300 to $2,500. These increases reflect the balance between both innovation and cost recovery policy objectives.

Effective October 10, 2016 the official trademark application fee for filing online will be AUD 250 per class with pick list and AUD 330 per class without pick list.  There will no longer be any registration fees charged.

The Trade Mark renewal fee (online services) per class will increase from $300 to $400; the Trade Mark renewal fee (paid by other means) per class will increase from $350 to $450.  The Madrid import renewal fee per class will increase from $300 to $400. The TM renewal fee will increase by $100 to partially offset the removal of the $300 registration fee.