Last updated: 
20 October 2020

We are experiencing delays in the examination of trade marks. We apologise for any inconvenience. We will continue to update this information every month on this page.

We will respond to correspondence relating to your application within four weeks. We will issue a decision following a hearing within three months.

General Examination:

General Product Type

We are currently processing applications with filing dates of (or close to):


July 2020

International Non-Madrid

July 2020


April 2020

Requested Expedited

September 2020

Converted TM Headstart

September 2020


Assisted Filing Service:


Current approximate waiting time

TM Headstart requests

3.8 business days


These figures are correct as of 1 October 2020. 


IP Australia is committed to delivering world leading IP services that are modern, effective and efficient and ensure all Australians benefit from great ideas. Our Customer Service Charter provides an overview of how we will meet customer expectations, including the timeliness of IP rights administration. For more information refer to our Customer Service Charter.