Date Published

The filing date is determined by reg 3.5, as outlined in Filing Dates.  

Innovation patent applications may be:

  • associated with provisional applications;
  • Convention applications; or
  • divisional applications.  

However, they cannot be:

  • additional applications; or
  • filed by the PCT route (although it is possible to convert a national phase standard application to an innovation patent application).

Further information on the types of innovation patent applications is provided in 2.31.2 Types of Innovation Patent Application.