Acceptance & Opposition

Once any objections raised by the examiner have been overcome and the examiner is satisfied that your application meets all the requirements for patentability, your application will be accepted. Notification of the acceptance of your application will be published in the Official Journal of Patents. After advertisement of the acceptance there is a period of three months during which any interested person can object to the grant of your patent.

If there is no opposition, your patent will be granted within four to five months of acceptance.

It is important to note that even though your patent has been granted does not mean it is valid. Any granted patent can be challenged in court and it is possible for a patent to be revoked.

Contact Details
Phone 61 8 8212 3133
Fax Number 61 8 8231 1273
Address Level 4, 70 Light Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
Collison & Co