Australia 

Note: Inventa International does not operate directly in this jurisdiction. Instead, we rely on a long standing network of colleagues and agents to handle incoming service.

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

Additional Information

Discuss your Intellectual Property Protection strategy with us

If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

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Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Special Case

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Time until registration

Special Case

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Opposition Period

3 months

Use Requirement Period

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National Filing Requirements

  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Inventor(s) data.
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Patent number.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed by the assignor and the assignee.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  License Agreement signed by both parties.

PCT Filing

  •  PCT document.
  •  International Publication.
  •  International search report.
  •  Patent number.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed by the assignor and the assignee.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Certificate of change of address.
  •  License Agreement signed by both parties.

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