IP Australia (the Australian intellectual property office) changed its official fee structure as of October 10, 2016 (or October 28, 2016 for International Registrations designating Australia). For trademark applications filed after that date, no registration fee will be due, whereas currently there is a AU $300 registration fee. Under the new fee structure, applicants must pay an increased fee upon filing a trademark application. Despite the increase in the trademark application fee, which is expected to amount to AU $130 per class, the removal of the registration fee reduces the overall upfront cost to register a trademark in Australia. If a trademark application was filed before October 10 and registered after that date, the applicant will still be required to pay the AU $300 registration fee. Renewal fees will also increase under the new structure, by AU $100 per class.