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 $550.00
Requesting examination be expedited $99.00
Hourly charges where applicable (preparation of evidence; infringement matters; opposition matters) $275.00 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.