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Family and Community Day

IP Australia’s Canberra office will be closed for Family and Community Day on Monday 25 September.

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25 August 2017

The Australian Government has published its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report on Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) Arrangements.

22 September 2017

IP Australia’s virtual assistant ‘Alex’ has been recognised at the 4th Annual Intelligent Assistant Awards in San Francisco.

11 September 2017

Currently in a beta release trial period ending on 16 March 2018.

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

Monday 9th October at 11:00am - Monday 9th October at 12:00pm
Tuesday 10th October at 9:00am - Tuesday 10th October at 5:30pm

The conference will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

21 September 2017

For the first time in its 120 year history, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) will hold their World Congress in Sydney.

6 September 2017

With the recent release of our new Corporate Plan we thought it timely to let you know about our value-added data services.

25 August 2017


Written by guest blogger Michael Baron

To patent or not to patent is indeed the question to consider.

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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