Patent - Do I Need Foreign Filing Permission?

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Mandeep

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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.
 

Tim W

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Are you in Australia or somewhere else?
 

Tim W

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

Ivy

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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.