Registration of Patent Attorney - Australian Government

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to practise as a patent attorney in Australia and / or New Zealand. Registration as a patent attorney allows practitioners to undertake the full range of functions available under the legislation, including rights to practice and to title. With limited exceptions, only registered patent attorneys are allowed to undertake patents work in Australia and / or New Zealand.

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

A company may register as an incorporated patent attorney.

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 licence you must:

  • hold a level 5 or higher qualification in the Australian Qualifications Framework (or the New Zealand Qualifications Framework) which has a suitable depth of suitable depth of study in a field of science or technology that contains potentially patentable subject matter
  • have the knowledge of intellectual property law and practice that is required for a person to practise as a patent attorney
  • not have been convicted of a prescribed offence during the past five years or be under a sentence of imprisonment for dishonesty
  • be of good fame, integrity and character
  • provide a statement of skill from a registered patent attorney with at least five years post-registration experience
  • have been employed in Australia and / or New Zealand for two continuous years within five continuous years in a relevant position.

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

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Proof that you have undertaken continuing professional education is a requirement to continue to be eligible for this licence.

Duration

One year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Application fee for registration as a Patent Attorney

Apply Application All $500.00 Application fee for combined registration as a Patent Attorney and Trade Marks Attorney.
Renew Renewal All $350.00

Annual renewal fee for registered Attorneys.

Renew Renewal All $550.00 Annual renewal fee for combined registration as a Patent Attorney and Trade Marks Attorney.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Patents Act 1990 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Patents Regulations 1991 Australian Government

Administering agency

Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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Enquiries

Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board

Phone: 02 6283 2275
Email: mail.ttipab@ipaustralia.gov.au
Website: Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (Opens in new window)