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The Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report 2017 is now available

Today Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy launched our very own flagship publication, the 2017 edition of the Australian Intellectual Property Report.

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20 April 2017

Thank you to all who provided submissions to our recent consultation on the Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 and Regul

20 April 2017

Anzac Day, 25 April, goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It‘s the day on which we remember Australians who served and lost their lives in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

26 April 2017

To celebrate, we focus on how innovation has improved people’s lives all over the world.

Monday 1st May at 12:00pm - Monday 1st May at 1:00pm

Trade marks for start-ups

Thursday 4th May at 11:30am - Thursday 4th May at 12:30pm

How IP can help your business

Tuesday 9th May at 12:30pm - Tuesday 9th May at 1:30pm

How IP can help your business

27 April 2017

We’re excited by the changes and improvements to IPGOD, and are continually looking for new ways to add value to the product and improve the end user’s experience.

24 April 2017

Life in Beijing: Australia’s first IP counsellor to China shares his updates

24 April 2017

When you apply to register a trade mark, you must provide a description of the goods and/or services you use or intend to use your trade mark for. We've redeveloped our Choose Wise video series to help you better understand which goods or services to choose in your trade mark application.

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.

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