Filing Services Coming Mid-YearMany thanks to Paul Dobson at IP Australia for letting us know about an update to the video, and providing a replacement link.
Paul also informed us that the eServices Portal will be supporting trade mark registration payments this month (not filings, as originally reported), and that filing for all IP rights is expected to be supported by mid-2012.
Once the portal launches, it will be possible for individuals and organisations to register for access to online services. Registration will provide users with a username and password to access an account which will retain many commonly-required details, such as name, address and other contact information. The account will also hold a history of past transactions, available for review.
A FIRST LOOK AT ONLINE RENEWAL PAYMENTSOver the past few days, IP Australia has started to upload instructional videos to its YouTube channel. If you can stand being instructed, in excruciating detail, how to enter a username and password into a web form, and click on a ‘submit’ button, you can have a look at how renewal payments will work through the eServices Portal. Overall, it appears that the service will be quite simple and efficient to use, allowing multiple rights to be renewed, across all of the types of rights administered by IP Australia, in a single transaction.
The renewals demonstration video is below:
PRE-REGISTER NOW!IP Australia is currently accepting requests for pre-registration with eServices. As explained on the eServices page of their web site:
If you would like to register your organisation for eServices please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:Organisations that have applied for pre-registration will be sent an email with user and access detail to their nominated email address on the day that eServices is released.
- The contact details for your nominated administrator(s) and any registered users including:
- Individual full name
- Email address (preferably an individual address)
- Contact phone number; and
- If you would like them to be an administrator or a general user of eServices