Fee Review 2023/2024 Draft CRIS Consultation

Closed 21 Jan 2024

Opened 1 Dec 2023

Results expected 22 Jan 2024

Feedback expected 22 Jan 2024


IP Australia conducts a review of its fees every 4 years, with the last one occurring in the 2019/20 financial year.  Reviewing our fees forms part of the organisation's commitment to ensuring our cost recovery arrangements are in line with the Australian Government Charging Framework.

Initial public consultation on our fees and fee structure opened on 24 May 2023 and feedback was accepted until 2 July 2023. All submissions were considered and workshopped by business representatives from across IP Australia to determine each suggestion’s practicality and effect. While not every submission can result in an immediate change to fees, some may feed into our longer-term strategy or be included for further consideration in a future fee review.

All proposed fee changes have now been included in the draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). The CRIS provides information on how IP Australia implements cost recovery in the administration of patents, trade marks, industrial designs and plant breeder’s rights legislation, as well as the administration of the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys system. You can review the draft CRIS here. 

In addition to this, IP Australia has used the fee review process to also reconsider the costs that could be awarded in Patents, Trade Marks or Designs proceedings. You can review the proposed costs awarded here.

We now invite your feedback on IP Australia's draft CRIS and proposed changes to costs awarded. 





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