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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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22 May 2017

We recently announced that we are improving our customer correspondence across all intellectual property rights. The next phase of our work is the release of a series of new-look Oppositions and Hearings correspondence.

11 May 2017

From 1 July 2017, the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (PBR Act) will apply in Norfolk Island. This is in line with the Australian Government’s commitment to implement comprehensive reform in Norfolk Island, providing the people there with the same rights and responsibilities as people in the rest of Australia. 

10 May 2017
Wednesday 28th June at 12:00pm - Wednesday 28th June at 1:30pm

Are you starting a business? Or developing a new product or service?

Tuesday 4th July at 12:00pm - Tuesday 4th July at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 4 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July at 12:00pm - Wednesday 26th July at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to patents workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 26 July 2017

15 June 2017

Every year the International Trademark Association (INTA) convenes for their annual general meeting. This year’s conference was held in Barcelona and IP Australia was there. Here are our highlights.

8 June 2017

Consider your IP protection limitations before sharing work on social media

8 June 2017

We share our interpretation of the key differences

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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