27 Nov How Much Does it Cost to Register a Trade Mark in Australia?
It’s not as expensive as you might think…
In this article, you’ll get to know the cost of registering a trade mark in Australia and how, as a business owner, you can actually save money by getting advice from a lawyer before you file your trade mark application.
Engaging an expert or DIY?
It’s possible to apply for a trade mark without engaging a lawyer or an attorney. There is not obligation in having someone applying for a trade mark on your behalf.
However, we highly recommend you get advice from an expert to make sure the registration happens smoothly. The cost to register a trade mark will depend on the expert’s fees, the Government charges for the jurisdiction you wish to file an application in, and if any 3rd parties have any with your mark (learn more about objections and oppositions).
In any case, we recommend that you always do a search on the trade mark register before filing an application to avoid issues down the track.
Trade mark costs Australia
In Australia, the cost to register a trade mark starts from $250 per class. If you’re filing a Headstart application the cost starts from $200 per class.
Full Government charges are listed below.
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Trade mark search
Trade mark registers are generally public. Therefore it’s totally free to search and see if your trade mark is available. We can conduct a free trade mark search for you, if simply fill the contact form. We conduct these searches every day and we can provide you with advice on what to apply for and how to apply for your trade mark.
In Australia, the Government charges depend on the type of application you choose, and the number of classes in which you wish to register your trade mark.
Standard trade mark application fees
Headstart application filing fees
Learn more about Government charges on IP Australia’s website.
Our costs for filing a trade mark application
We charge a flat fee $850 + GST + gov’t fees to file a trade mark, then $275 + GST admin fee for handling all the notices through filing, examination, acceptance, advertisement up to final registration.
Government charges are listed above.
Our fees include all associated searches, advice and specification of goods and/or services to make sure your business is fully covered.
Be very wary of those law firms or IP attorneys that charge per class of business.
We understand why they would do this as it takes a bit longer for each application when extra classes are added, and activities need to be identified.
However, in our experience, it doesn’t truly represent the real time involved.
Additionally, it provides a disincentive for clients to get the protection that they need. i.e. if it costs more for extra classes on top of the government fees, then clients are likely not to get the full protection they need.
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Contact us today if you require any assistance with filing your trade mark application.
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- 03 January, 2020
- 09 December, 2019
- 27 November, 2019
Ian Aldridge is the owner and principal lawyer at Progressive Legal. After 12 years practicing as a litigation lawyer for small, medium and large firms in Australia and the UK, Ian returned to Australia disillusioned with the way Law was being practiced at all levels, especially for small business.
Ian started Progressive Legal in 2014 and provides a range of fixed-priced legal services for small business owners. Ian changed the way legal services are provided in Australia, by building Legal Shield™, a legal subscription to obtain tailored legal documents immediately and pay over time.
Ian has completed a Degree in Economics and Law from Macquarie University, has a Diploma of Legal Practice/Professional Program from the NSW College of Law (Commercial Law, Litigation, Legal Advice) and is a Key Personal of Interest (KPI).