|Information for Overseas Associates|
Wrays was established in 1920 and is the largest firm of Patent Attorneys based in Western Australia. The collective knowledge and expertise of the Partners, Associates, Patent Attorneys and Technical Assistants covers a wide range of technological fields including biotechnology and computer science. We are able to offer our overseas associates a highly professional service, which will ensure that the intellectual property rights of their clients are effectively protected in Australia.
Our geographical location provides a time advantage for filing Patent, Trade Mark, and Design applications (GMT +8hrs) as our offices close at least two hours later than most other Patent Attorney firms in Australia.
The details of the filing requirements and forms necessary for filing applications in Australia are as follows:
A certified copy of the priority document must be filed, if convention priority is claimed. The due date for filing the priority document is any time up until acceptance. A verified translation of the priority document is only required if directed by the Patent Office.
Forms: Notice of Entitlement
A Notice of Entitlement signed by the applicant or an Australian patent attorney will need to be filed prior to acceptance. (please note: a Power of Attorney is not required)
In the case of the national phase of a PCT application, we do not require items 1 or 2 above, but we do require a verified translation of the PCT specification if the original application is in a language other than English. This document must be filed before the deadline (i.e. 31 months after the priority date).