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Patent - Do I Need Foreign Filing Permission?

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property Law Forum' started by Mandeep, 7 April 2015.

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  1. Mandeep

    Mandeep Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking to file a patent overseas and want to know if I need to get foreign filing permission from Australian patent office before I start the application there? I am an Australian citizen and am planning to launch website overseas in coming months for which I want to patent a process.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Tim W

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    Are you in Australia or somewhere else?
     
  3. Mandeep

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    Hi Tim,
    Yes, I am in Australia but I am launching the website in India.
     
  4. Mandeep

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    Can anyone help me?
     
  5. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Foreign Filing Permission is an artifact of Indian IP law.
    I do not know of any comparable law in Australia.
     
  6. Ivy

    Ivy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Tim, you don't need the approval of IP Australia (or even a patent application in Australia) to start filing applications overseas.
     

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