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Warning: unsolicited and misleading invoices

We have noticed an increasing number of IP Rights holders are receiving unsolicited invoices. The companies sending these invoices are not linked to IP Australia and you're not obliged to pay their fees.


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Published:
21 July 2017

This September IP Australia will enable the option to submit 3D model files with Design applications via our eServices channel.

Published:
10 July 2017

We’ve established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

Published:
5 July 2017

The IP Toolkit was created to help businesses and researchers navigate complex intellectual property (IP) issues through a range of resources. The updated version of the IP Toolkit is now available and we would welcome your feedback.

Tuesday 5th September at 12:00pm - Tuesday 5th September at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September at 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th September at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Thursday 5th October at 12:00pm - Thursday 5th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory patents workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Thursday 5 October 2017

GovHack 2017 at the Canberra site
Published:
4 August 2017

This year there were over 2300 hackers who took part in GovHack. IP Australia’s bounty was the seemingly simple question: “What happened to my IP right?”

Published:
4 August 2017

The National Survey for Research Commercialisation (NSRC) is Australia’s only data collection to determine the research performance of the publicly funded research system. The NSRC data-set is extremely useful to those assessing the performance of Australia’s research system.

Published:
27 July 2017

We’ve developed a suite of videos to help you prepare for searching our trade mark database and conducting both quick and advanced searches.

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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