“Priority date”

Jurisdiction: Australia Australia

The date when you first filed for your intellectual property right.

Source: IP Glossary, IP Australia
Jurisdiction: United States United States

The priority date determines when it’s a person’s turn to apply for an immigrant visa. In family immigration, the priority date is the date when a person files a petition at a DHS office or submitted to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. In employment immigration, the priority date may be the date the Department of Labor receives a labor certification application.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services