Become a registered attorney

There are more than 1300 trade marks and patent attorneys registered in Australia. The Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (PSB) maintains the legislative regimes and standards that attorneys must meet if they wish to be registered. The Secretariat role for the PSB is taken care of by IP Australia staff.


Benefits of Registration

Right of practice

Registration gives you the rights to carry on business as a trade marks or patent attorney.


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Right to title

Registration gives you the right to describe yourself or hold the title of a trade marks or patent attorney.


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Partnerships

Attorneys may practice in partnerships with other attorneys or other professionals if one of the partners is a registered attorney.


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Privileges

Registered trade marks or patent attorneys can do everything set out in the relevant legislation


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Registration requirements

There are essential conditions to be attained by both trade marks attorneys and patent attorneys seeking registration with the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (PSB) including knowledge, academic, personal, employment, skill and residency requirements.

Registration process

Make sure you understand how to compile your registration application

How to register as a trade marks attorney

The PSB sets the regimes and standards you are required to meet in order to register as a trade marks attorney. The following is a guide to help you apply for registration.


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How to register as a patents attorney

The PSB sets the regimes and standards you are required to meet in order to register as a patents attorney. The following is a guide to applying for registration.


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How to register as an incorporated attorney

The PSB sets the regimes and standards you are required to meet in order to register as a an incorporated attorney. Individuals can register as an incorporated attorney. The following is a guide to registration.


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