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5.3.3 Approved forms (including patent request)

Date Published

Key Legislation: 

Patents Regulations:

  • reg 3.1 Prescribed documents: patent applications
  • reg 22.15 Requirements for filing documents
  • reg 22.16 Consequences for certain documents not meeting filing requirements

Approved Forms:

Additional Resources:

The Act and Regulations specify that certain documents must be filed in an ‘approved form’. This is a form approved by the Commissioner for the purposes specified in a provision of the legislation. The patent request is an example of an approved form.

​​​​​​​The Forms Officer is responsible for updating approved forms.

Approved forms for patents are available from the IP Australia website.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended

Published for testing

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