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Learn what you need to do to be ready to apply.

Want to make your great idea a profitable one?

Protecting your intellectual property is just the first step to commercialise your idea.

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Engaging an attorney toolkit

Everything you need to know about engaging an attorney for your patent application.

Engaging an attorney toolkit

Trade mark protection in the United States

Find out how to protect your brand with a trade mark in the US.

Trade mark protection in the US

News and community

Stay up to date with intellectual property in the media and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Michael Schwager
9 August 2018

We are pleased to advise that Michael Schwager has been appointed as the new Director General, IP Australia.

31 July 2018

On 31 May 2018, PageUp People Limited (PageUp) announced that it was investigating a security incident.

25 July 2018
We have created a suite of resources to assist Australian businesses entering the United States (US) market.
Tuesday 21st August at 12:00pm - Tuesday 21st August at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to trade marks webinar at 12:00pm on Thursday 23 August 2018

Wednesday 12th September at 12:00pm - Wednesday 12th September at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to patents webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 12 September 2018

Wednesday 3rd October at 12:00pm - Wednesday 3rd October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory IP webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018

7 August 2018

If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing to do is protect your brand by applying to register a trade mark in China.

Policy officer at IP Australia, Julia Hu
1 August 2018

It’s the people that make any work place a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a bit of a series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. We’re starting with Julia Hu who’s moved from plum blossoms to penguins to patents!

Intellectual Property and the Business of Innovation
25 July 2018

Bill Ferris AC presents the 2018 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property

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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