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Published:
20 February 2019

IP legislation improvements come into effect on 24 February 2019, which will:

Published:
11 February 2019

IP Australia has identified updates to the a number of non-legislative instruments first published on 23 January 2019.

Published:
29 January 2019

We are currently seeking your feedback on which policy issues should be future priorities for changes to the IP rights system.

Wednesday 6th March at 12:00pm - Wednesday 6th March at 1:00pm

Our trade marks webinar explains the basics of trade mark protection, what can and can’t be trade marked and what to consider before you invest in your brand. You will also learn how to register for a trade mark should you decide to apply.

Wednesday 27th March at 12:00pm - Wednesday 27th March at 1:00pm

If you have an idea worth protecting our patents webinar will help you to understand what you need to know to protect your product or invention.

Wednesday 17th April at 12:00pm - Wednesday 17th April at 1:00pm

Our understanding designs webinar will explain how a registered design will help you to protect the look of your product. It will also give you the tools you need to help you apply for a design.

WIPO fellow 2018 Janette Yeung
Published:
20 December 2018

It’s the people that make any workplace a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a short series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. Here we feature this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship recipient Janette Yeung.

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Published:
29 November 2018

We take you through the technical details of the second edition release of IPGOD 2018 and our new data product IPLORD.

Published:
10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this 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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