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14 September 2021

IP Australia continues to support the global IP community by joining DESIGNview, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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Published:
13 September 2021

Changes to help designers and improve the registered designs system are now law.

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Published:
10 September 2021

We are currently processing a high volume of new innovation patent filings. As a result, you may experience a delay in having your innovation patent granted. 

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Are you developing a new plant variety? You may want to protect your IP with a plant breeder’s right (PBR).  

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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.

You can also view our Policy Register which contains a list of issues that IP Australia is considering or currently working on for policy action or legislative amendment. We invite you to view the register, comment on issues or submit new issues for us to consider.

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Last updated: 
27 July 2020