Cost to Register A Trade Mark

The cost to register a trade mark is dependent on the number of classes you require in your trade mark application. Following is a guide to costs to register your Australian trade mark through our office.

Unexpected costs are never welcome.  That’s why we charge our trade mark services on a flat fee basis where possible.

We promise there won’t be any nasty surprises or hidden costs.  What you see is what you get.

Our trade mark attorney flat fee structure takes the guesswork out of the cost of your trade mark matter.  Being upfront about the cost to register a trade mark is proof that MMW Trademark Services values integrity and transparency and that we are accountable to our mission statement of offering the highest professional service at affordable rates.

The schedule below provides full details about the cost of each of our services.  Note that our fees include all government charges, professional fees and GST for each of the stages shown. In the event of any additional services being required or further fees applicable, we will always get your approval prior to completion.

If you require a service that is not listed on our flat fee schedule, please get in touch with us.  We’re also very happy to provide a quote for international applications.

The cost to register a trade mark is dependent on the number of classes you require in your trade mark application. A class is basically a category of product or service, with 45 to select from. Fees are charged per class. Following is a guide to costs to register your Australian trade mark through our office.

Trade mark Searches (optional)

Prior to filing you may wish to consider having a trade mark search conducted. A search is a great way to determine whether your proposed trade mark will likely succeed in registration. We offer several search options, to suit different budgets:

Identical Search FREE
Register Search & written report with advice $220.00
Full availability & Infringement Search (word marks) $550.00
Full availability & Infringement Search (word & image marks) $750.00

Filing the Trade Mark Application

There are several filing options available that dictate the cost of filing a trade mark application.

Standard Application

The first option is filing a ‘standard’ application, using a picklist of goods and services provided by the trade marks office. Examination of a standard application fluctuates but may be several months before a result is known. This option incurs the following fees:

First Class on Application $895.00
Each additional class on application $610.00

Headstart Application

The second option (and, often recommended) is filing a ‘Headstart’ application, which provides an early assessment as to whether your trade mark will likely be accepted. This returns a report within around 5 business days as to whether the trade mark will be accepted, and, if the result is not positive, provides an opportunity to swap to a different trade mark. This option incurs the following fees (the difference between these fees and those above are simply differences in the official government fees payable).

First Class on Application $975.00
Each additional class on application $690.00
Amending to new trade mark if required $150 government fee per class

It is also possible to file a standard application without using the picklist of goods and services provided by the trade marks office. Typically this is not necessary, and, incurs higher fees again. Quotes available on request or as required.


Once your application is filed, the government department will examine it (in around 4 months) – and will accept it for registration if there are no problems. If no oppositions are filed, your trade mark will automatically register after the opposition period expires, approximately 7-8 months after filing.

Registration (First Class) $0.00

Other Charges

Further fees to those shown above only apply with your instruction – never will you be sent an invoice for additional fees as a surprise! We offer the following services at the following fees. If you are looking for a service that is not listed, please contact us to see how we can help.

Renewal of a Trade Mark – First Class (if renewed on time) $650.00
Renewal of a Trade Mark – per additional class (if renewed on time) $510.00
Filing a Notice of Intent to Oppose against registration of a trademark. See our full Fee Schedule for other opposition fees. $600.00
Filing a request to remove somebody’s trade mark for non-use $600.00
Extension of time (opposition matters) if requested by due date $205.00 per month/part of month
Extension of Time (opposition matters) if requested after due date $260.00 per month/part of month
Extensions of time (application matters) if requested by due date $155.00 per month/part of month
Extensions of time (application matters) if requested after due date $210.00 per month/part of month
Late fee to renew trade mark past due date, available for maximum of 6 months past due date – Renewal of Trade Mark $155.00 per month
Drafting Deed of Assignment to transfer ownership of a trade mark with simple Letter of Assignment $165.00
Prepare Deed of Assignment $330.00
Requesting examination be expedited $99.00
Hourly charges where applicable (preparation of evidence; infringement matters; opposition matters) Principal Attorney $330 per hour

Other attorneys $275.00 per hour

International Applications Request a quote

The above fees include all government charges, professional fees and GST for the stages shown. Fees are current at the time of publishing.

With us, you can be confident that you’re getting the best professional advice, at affordable rates.  No hidden fees.  No nasty surprises.

For example, if you use MMW Trademark Services to prepare and file a single trade mark application in a class that features on the Government’s published list, the flat fee is $895.00   Further fees apply if you prefer to describe your goods/services in your own words.

If you wish to file a trade mark application in multiple classes, the cost to register a trade mark is $610 for each additional class.  Should you require a ‘Headstart’ early assessment of the likelihood of availability of your trade mark, the fee per class is an additional $80. i.e. a Headstart application in a single class is therefore $975 ($895 as noted above + $80 government Headstart fee).

The table above sets out our fee structure in full and highlights where and when additional costs will be incurred (eg when a renewal is filed after the due date).  Please get in touch with us should you wish to discuss any aspect of our fee structure or if you have a trade mark -related query.  We don’t charge to answer your question!

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