Learn how long it takes to register as a trade marks attorney and how much it costs.
Steps to apply for registration?
- Submit your application for academic qualifications for approval
- Submit your application for knowledge requirements for approval
- Complete the registration form and provide character declarations
- Pay the registration fee
On average, the registration process takes around 4 weeks to complete. In cases where exemptions are required, it may take longer as the application won't be reviewed until the next Board meeting.
A fee is payable when you submit your application, If you intend to also register as a patent attorney in the same application, you'll need to pay the cost of dual registration.
|Trade marks attorney registration||$250|
|Dual trade marks and patent attorney registration||$600|
Expected review times
|Stage||Average review time|
|Approval of academic qualifications and exemptions||15 business days|
|Approval of application||15 business days|
Approval of exemptions
If you want to seek an exemption for a topic groups as you have completed a non-accredited course of study, you'll need to get this approved prior to applying for approval of your knowledge requirements.
It takes up to 15 business days to approve an exemption, unless Board approval is required.
As Board meetings for approvals only take place three times a year, you'll need to submit your application at least six weeks prior to the next meeting.
If your application is successful your details will be added to the Register of Trade Marks Attorney.
Your registration is valid until 31 July, regardless of your initial registration date. Once registered, it's your responsibility to manage and maintain your registration, including annual renewal costs.