Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this code if you are a registered patent or trade marks attorney. It sets out the minimum standards, obligations and professional conduct required of registered attorneys in their dealings with clients, other professional service providers and a regulatory authority. In determining whether to discipline or deregister an attorney, the Board will consider whether or not the attorney has complied with the code of conduct.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

Act(s) name

Patents Act 1990 (Australian Government)

Trade Marks Act 1995 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

Operating address:
Discovery House
47 Bowes Street
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address:
PO BOX 200
Woden, Australian Capital Territory 2606


02 62832275


02 62851048


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