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Trade Mark Assist beta

Are you looking to protect your brand? Our new tool, Trade Mark Assist is currently in beta and can help you understand the initial stages of a trade mark application.

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Published:
20 February 2018

The patent process from application to grant can often be an uncertain and daunting journey. For first time applicants engaging an attorney can greatly increase the chances of success. That’s why we've developed the Engaging an attorney toolkit.

BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2018 Finalists
Published:
7 February 2018
Published:
25 January 2018

We are currently experiencing a significant increase in the number of trade mark application filings.

Tuesday 27th February at 12:00pm - Tuesday 27th February at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to trade mark webinar at 12:00pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Tuesday 6th March at 11:00am - Tuesday 6th March at 12:45pm

The patent process from application to grant can often be an uncertain and daunting journey. For first time applicants engaging an attorney can greatly increase the chances of success. IP Australia has developed a guide in consultation with the attorney profession on the basics to get you started, your first tasks and how to engage an IP attorney for your project.

Wednesday 7th March at 12:00pm - Wednesday 7th March at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction patent webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018

James McPhail and Mike Roth at Pause Fest 2018
Published:
21 February 2018

You’ve poured blood, sweat and cash into your innovation or brand so it makes sense you want to protect it. Trade Mark Examiner, James McPhail recently attended the start-up event, Pause Fest 2018, to decode trade marks and shares his top tips from the workshop.

Published:
9 February 2018

Carel Smit is a former patent attorney and entrepreneur, now author and speaker dedicated to IP awareness and education, shares his insights with his guest blog.

Published:
1 February 2018

Carel Smit is a former patent attorney and entrepreneur, now author and speaker dedicated to IP awareness and education, shares his insights with his guest blog.

Public consultations

As part of our commitment to improving our agency and the Australian intellectual property system, we regularly call for submissions from the public.

You can stay informed about our public consultations here.

We have also published a beta version of a register of issues that IP Australia is considering or working on for policy action or legislative amendment. You can view the register, comment on individual issues or submit new issues.

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