Registration of Patent Attorney - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to practise as a patent attorney. Registration as a patent or trade marks attorney allows practitioners to undertake the full range of functions available under the legislation.

Registration is compulsory for patent attorneys. Any person can practise in trade marks matters, but the title of trade marks attorneys and trade marks agents are reserved for registered practitioners.

Registration allows clients to claim a right of privilege for communications with their attorneys.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Ordinarily reside in Australia;
  • Have completed the set of requirements through an accredited provider and hold a technical qualifications in a field of technology that contains potentially patentable subject matter, or hold the equivalent in experience;
  • Satisfy the Board that you have knowledge of intellectual property law and practice that is required for a person to practise as a patent attorney;
  • Not have committed an offence under the legislation or be under a sentence of imprisonment for dishonesty; and
  • Provide a statutory declaration from a person attesting to your good fame, integrity and character.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

To maintain your registration, you will need to pay a renewal registration fee annually and show proof you have undertaken continuing professional education requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

$300 for initial registration, plus $350 per annum. Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Administering agency

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

Act(s) name

Patents Act 1990 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Patents Regulations 1991 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys


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

Phone:

02 62832275

Fax:

02 62851048
mail.psb@ipaustralia.gov.au

Supporting information

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