Patents Regulations 2014

Subpart 4—Rest of process for obtaining grant of patent and other matters

Examination

71 Manner of making request for examination of patent application

A request under section 64(1) of the Act for an examination of a patent application and the complete specification relating to the application must be made as follows:

(a)

for a divisional application, within 5 years of the date that the complete specification for the divisional application is filed or treated as having been filed, whichever is the earlier; and

(b)

for a patent application, or a complete specification relating to the application, that has been post-dated by the Commissioner, within 5 years of the date that the complete specification is treated as having been filed; and

(c)

for any other patent application, within 5 years of the date that the complete specification is filed.