Cost to Register A Trademark

The cost to register a trademark is dependent on the number of classes you require in your trademark application. Following is a guide to costs to register your Australian trademark through our office.

The cost to register a trademark is dependent on the number of classes you require in your trademark application. A class is basically a category of product or service, with 45 to select from. Fees are charged per class. Following is a guide to costs to register your Australian trademark through our office.

Trademark Searches (optional)

Prior to filing you may wish to consider having a trademark search conducted. A search is a great way to determine whether your proposed trademark will likely succeed in registration. We offer several search options, to suit different budgets:

Identical Search FREE
Register Search $99.00
Full availability & Infringement Search (word marks) $375.00
Full availability & Infringement Search (word & image marks) $595.00

Filing the Trademark Application

There are several filing options available that dictate the cost of filing a trademark application. Following considers the filing of a single trademark, in connection with goods and/or services that are included on the government office's 'pick list' - if you wish to describe your goods/services in your own words rather than using a pick list, further fees apply.

Additional fees also apply for a pre-assessment.

First Class on Application $895.00
Each additional class on application $610.00

Registration

Once your application is filed, the government department will examine it (in around 4 months) - and will accept it for registration if there are no problems. If no oppositions are filed, your trademark will automatically register after the opposition period expires, approximately 7-8 months after filing.

Registration (First Class) $0.00

Other Charges

Further fees to those shown above only apply with your instruction - never will you be sent an invoice for additional fees as a surprise! We offer the following services at the following fees. If you are looking for a service that is not listed, please contact us to see how we can help.

Renewal of a Trademark – First Class (if renewed on time) $650.00
Renewal of a Trademark – per additional class (if renewed on time) $510.00
Filing a Notice of Intent to Oppose against registration of a trademark. See our full Fee Schedule for other opposition fees. $600.00
Filing a request to remove somebody's trademark for non-use $600.00
Extension of time (opposition matters) if requested by due date $205.00 per month/part of month
Extension of Time (opposition matters) if requested after due date $260.00 per month/part of month
Extensions of time (application matters) if requested by due date $155.00 per month/part of month
Extensions of time (application matters) if requested after due date $210.00 per month/part of month
Late fee to renew trademark past due date, available for maximum of 6 months past due date – Renewal of Trademark $155.00 per month
Drafting Deed of Assignment to transfer ownership of a trademark with simple Letter of Assignment $155.00
Prepare Deed of Assignment $350.00
Requesting examination be expedited $99.00
Hourly charges where applicable (preparation of evidence; infringement matters; opposition matters) $250.00 per hour
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The above fees include all government charges, professional fees and GST for the stages shown. Fees are current at the time of publishing. The above fees and those seen in our full fee schedule allow for changes to the government department's fee structure that came into effect 10 October 2016.