Pricing – Australian Trade Marks

Trade mark search

$180
  • Formal Australian search report
  • Personally handled and drafted by a registered trademark attorney
  • Includes all fees
  • Delivered in 3-7 days
  • Includes general advice on registrability of your trade mark
  • Good starting point if unsure
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Combo

Trade mark seach + application
$483/+ govt fees
  • Formal search report plus
  • Australian trade mark application plus
  • Our Registration Guarantee! ✠ plus
  • Expedited examination
  • Government fee are $250
  • Optional add ons:
  • NZ trade mark $235 + govt fees#

  • US trade mark $248 + govt fees#

  • Additional class $190 + govt fees† 

  • Our best value and recommended option
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Not Sure?

Trade mark search This is the best option if you’re just starting out. We will provide you with a report that outlines how easy or difficult registration of your trade mark is likely to be.  We recommend the use of a trade mark attorney to conduct these searches, however, you may wish to conduct some preliminary searches yourself using the Australian Trade Marks Online Search System (ATMOSS).


Trade mark application  If you’re firmly set on your name or logo or have done your own searches, then a search might not be helpful as you want to proceed anyway and so proceeding directly to your trade mark application may be better.  If you need the examination report from IP Australia quickly, we’d recommend paying the expediting fee so you know within 5 days if your mark is likely to be accepted.

Combo  The best value option.  First, we will complete your search report.  If it looks likely your mark will be accepted without issue, then we’ll proceed and file your trade mark.  If we think your mark is likely to come up against strife, we will recommend you change it in some way, perhaps by adding something or amending the goods and services claimed.  And we’ll give you our Registration Guarantee! 

Notes on pricing

Examination Every trade mark is examined by IP Australia to ensure it meets the requirements for registering a trademark in Australia. If there are any issues raised by IP Australia during the examination of your application, we will forward the report with our advice (for free) and, if any substantial action is required, a fixed fee quote for you to approve.

Trade mark registration fees All going well, and your trade mark passes government examination, there will then be our registration flat fee of $280 due in around 4 months.

 Classes When applying for a trade mark you are required to nominate which goods or services you want your trade mark to cover.  There are 45 official classes of goods and services, with a government fee of $250 per class and our professional fee of $190 for every class after the first.  However, to save our client’s fees, we draft precise trade mark applications usually covering one or two classes.  We indicate your main trade mark class, and if we think other classes could be important to you, we let you decide if you want to proceed in those extra classes.

#United States and New Zealand  If you file for the same trade mark in the United States or New Zealand at the same time as your Australian application, we offer a 33% discount on our overseas application fees.  Our fees, then, are only United States $248 and New Zealand $235 (not including gov’t fees).  To find out more, read Before You Apply. in addition to Our Terms in relation to overseas trade marks.  To choose these options, select the check boxes at the end of your Australian application form.

 Registration Guarantee If your trade mark application is initially rejected by IP Australia we will work with the Examiner to determine what changes may be made in order to get the mark accepted.  If you agree to the changes we advise, we will file your amended trade mark free of charge (but you have to pay government fees, if any).   The guarantee is that if your mark is not accepted, we will file a second amended application for free, as we cannot guarantee that the official intellectual property office will accept your application.