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Proposed Changes to IP Australia Fees

05-Dec-2023 | Source : IP Australia | Visits : 548

CANBERRA - IP Australia has released its 2024-2025 draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement and Costs Awarded publications. Your feedback is welcome - tell us what you think about our proposed fee changes. Public consultation is open until January 21, 2024, according to the IP Australia. 

Your feedback is welcome

IP Australia is committed to reviewing its fees every 4-years to assess the entity’s cost recovery arrangements, in accordance with the Australian Government Charging Framework. Regular and ongoing reviews help to ensure IP Australia’s fees reflect efficient and effective costs, that fee setting is transparent and accountable, and fees are set to recover the costs associated with administering the IP Rights system in Australia.  

A public consultation period for submissions on our current fee structure was available from May 24, 2023, until July 2, 2023. All submissions received during this consultation period were considered and workshopped by the Fee Review Working Group. While not every submission can result in an immediate change to fees, some may be considered as part of longer-term agency strategy or be included for further consideration in a future fee review.  

What happens next? 

A draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) has been prepared, outlining the proposed fee changes.  
In addition to this, IP Australia has used the fee review process to also reconsider the costs that could be awarded in patents, trade marks or design rights proceedings.   

IP Australia invite you to review these documents and provide any further relevant feedback you may have.  You can submit your feedback via Citizen Space until Sunday January 21, 2024.


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