The Australian Patent Office introduces a fourth year patent annuity

The Australian Patent Office has announced a fourth year annuity payable for all patent applications filed on or after 1 July 2008. The official fee is A$300 when payment is made by approved means, otherwise the official fee is A$350.

Watermark can pay IP Australia by approved means to ensure our clients take advantage of the lower official fee.

We will contact clients individually who have patent applications to which this change applies.

Please contact Watermark if you require further information.

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