Who May Apply

Date Published

A Convention applicant in Australia must be a person as specified in schedule 1 of the Act (see definition of ‘Convention applicant’).

The Act allows a single Convention application made in Australia to be based on 2 or more basic applications. These basic applications may have been made in different Convention countries and by different applicants. Where a Convention applicant is not the same as a basic applicant, examiners should check that the Convention applicant is a person as defined in schedule 1.  

See also Basic Applications Having a Parent Application, e.g. Continuations-in-Part.