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  • 20 Aug 2014

    Australian designs are protected under the Designs Act 2003 which came into force on 17 June 2004. The new Act was introduced to update existing legislation that dated back to 1906. Under the 1906 Act, all designs were examined and registration only occurred following examination.

  • 4 Aug 2014

    The rights of plant breeders in Australia have been legally protected since 1987. Australia's plant breeder's rights (PBR) legislation is aligned with international protection of new plant varieties.

  • 18 Jul 2014

    The Global Innovation Index Report measures the pace of innovation in more than 140 countries. The report is a leading reference on innovation for researchers and a valuable benchmarking tool for government and business.

  • 30 May 2014

    With innovation and creativity often come copy cats. Find out how Koko Black manages their intellectual property.

  • 20 May 2014

    In today’s crowded marketplace, typical consumer behaviour is to seek out the new and improved version of a product and throw out the old one.

  • 8 May 2014

    We recently partnered with the Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand (LESANZ) to help educate young innovators on the importance of intellectual property through the Graduate Business Plan Competition.

  • 24 Apr 2014

    Today we release the second Australian Intellectual Property Report, a comprehensive overview of Australia's IP system and how we compare globally. A useful resource for business, industry and academics, the report provides detailed analysis of the role of IP in our economy, the activity of Australian businesses, and emerging IP trends and evidence.

  • 3 Apr 2014

    Patent Examiner Patrick Haylock has always liked finding out new things and observing the processes of scientific discovery.

  • 20 Feb 2014

    13 February 2014 marked our 110th birthday. This was the day IP Australia began its life as the Patent Office in Melbourne after the control of patents was formally moved from the States to the Commonwealth.

  • 20 Nov 2013

    Patent metrics can assess the scope and impact of inventions originating from university research, shows our latest report.

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