Foreign Patent & Trade Mark Attorney Information – English

At Cotters Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, we work with firms and IP owners from all over the world to secure patent, trademark and design protection in Australia. Unlike traditional firms, we charge our clients based upon fixed cost billing. Accordingly, we are able to provide cost certainty for each stage of our work in advance. Please contact us for a copy of our scale of charges.

Below is an indication of the minimum filing requirements in Australia for securing a lodgement date. Please note that other supporting documentation may be required after lodgement.


PCT applications

  • Details of the PCT application including international application and publication number; and
  • If the PCT specification is in a foreign language, an English translation must be provided along with a certificate of verification signed by the translator. (Please note, the translators certificate must identify the application or publication number)

Convention applications

  • Specification including claims, drawings and abstract all in English; and
  • Applicant details including nationality


  • Details of the trademark and the Locarno Classification including description of the relevant goods and services;
  • An electronic copy of the trademark if it includes a graphic element;
  • Priority details; and
  • Applicant details including nationality

Design Registrations

  • A full set of representations which show the product from different orientations. Preferably the representations will include front, rear, left, right, top, bottom and perspective views;
  • Title of the design; and
  • Applicant details including nationality

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