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    Overseas Associates

    We look forward to assisting foreign attorneys obtain IP protection for their clients in Australia and New Zealand.

    No Power of Attorney form is required to file any application in Australia.

    Australia and New Zealand have a deadline of 31 months in which to file a national phase patent application from a PCT patent application.

    Convention Deadline for filing design or trade mark application is 6 months.

    Specific information on patents, trade marks and designs can be found in the relevant sections below.

    • An Australian patent application can be filed as a National Phase Application or a Paris Convention Application.
    • See Patent Filing Requirements for more information.

    • An Australian trade mark application can be filed as a Convention Application. Australia is a signatory to the Madrid Protocol.
    • See Trade Mark Filing Requirements for more information.

    • A design application can be filed a Convention Application. Only one design is allowed for each design application.
    • See Design Filing Requirements for more information.