Optimum software and site settings
Find out how to optimise your service with the best site settings and software.
This website works best with the following:
- A broadband connection to the internet.
Note | If you are using a dial up modem, 56 KB is preferred.
- If browsing this site with Microsoft Internet Explorer ensure you have version 7.0 or higher. If using Firefox ensure you have version 4.0 or higher. Note | This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer for Macintosh computers.
- A minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
- The number of colours on screen should be set to 256 or higher.
- Use the scroll bars at the right hand side of the web browser to view additional information.
- For Patent applications this site requires Java. Macintosh (Apple) computers require Macintosh Runtime for Java version 2.2.4 or higher.
- This site is not compatible with Internet Explorer 5.2 for Macintosh computers, we recommend Safari for Macintosh users.
Trade mark and design applications
- For Trade Mark and Design applications this site requires that active scripting is enabled.
- We recommend using the latest version of your preferred browser.
- Emails from the system will be sent from the email email@example.com, you should add this to your trusted email list.
- Additional functionality for uploading multiple documents simultaneously is available if Adobe Flash player is installed.
This site provides services that generate email reports and other documents in a Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need PDF viewing software to display these reports received via email.
Adobe Flash Player
Adobe Flash Player is required for the animated demonstrations in the Customer Support section. Additionally installing Flash will allow you to upload multiple Design representations.
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003
This site provides access to data files in Microsoft Excel format and you may export search results in Excel format. If you do not have Microsoft Excel installed, you will need to download the Microsoft Excel viewer.
Microsoft Word Viewer
This site provides access to registered documents in Microsoft Word format. If you do not have Microsoft Word installed you will need to download the Microsoft Word viewer.
This site requires Java. Macintosh (Apple) computers require Macintosh Runtime for Java version 2.2.4 or higher. Apple supplies their own version of Java. Please use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Apple Mac.
Java Virtual Machine
This site utilises Java for the Patent application system. If you have a Windows PC you may need to download Java Virtual Machine.
This site has been designed for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and above.