Tips for registrants: Information lists and trademarks

Requirements for information lists when submitting an application for agricultural and veterinary products

The Agvet Code and Agvet Code Regulations require the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to record and publish a short description of each item of information contained in, or accompanying, applications for approval, registration or variation of relevant particulars, or conditions of approvals and registration (known as an information list).

This includes, but is not limited to, the following items:

  • The title shown on the item of information.
  • The name and address of the authorising party for the information.
  • The name of the author, or each of the authors, of the information.

Registrants for agricultural and veterinary products must abide by the legislative requirements when submitting information lists to the APVMA. Information lists that do not comply with the Agvet Code and Agvet Code Regulations will be returned to the registrant for amendment, which may result in delays during the evaluation period.

Our guidance for preparing information lists provides additional detail about the specific types of information that may be consolidated into a single document or entry in an information list.

Questions about the legislative requirements for information lists may be directed to

Use of the trademark symbol

The registered trademark symbol, ®, is reserved for trademarks registered with an appropriate government agency. The trademark symbol itself is not part of a product name and is therefore not considered to be a relevant particular in relation to the registration of a chemical product and label approval.

The APVMA will not include the trademark symbol in conjunction with a product name in any approval documentation we issue. A trademark can be included on the marketed label of a registered product without the need to notify the APVMA.

Questions about trademarks may be directed to

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