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Published:
8 December 2016

We are seeking public comment on the new World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) standard for Sequence Listings.

Published:
8 December 2016

Our Patent Supplement Downloadable Journals now feature a column which allows users to download journal volumes as XML.

Published:
24 November 2016

We are seeking input from interested parties about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.
The aim of these proposed changes is to align and streamline the processes for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights.

Monday 16th January at 10:00am - Monday 16th January at 12:00pm

Are you a Trade Mark Attorney, Business Advisor, Trade Mark Search Professional or Incubator Hub Mentor? We’re coming to you to demonstrate the Australian Trade Mark Search system – the system that will replace ATMOSS from early 2017.

Published:
9 December 2016

David Bennett, is Australia's first intellectual property (IP) counsellor to China. To assist Australian businesses with IP when entering the Chinese market we have created a suite of resources, starting with trade marks.

Published:
30 November 2016

The annual Australian Innovation System Report was released on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The report presents information about the state and performance of Australia’s innovation system, including some new findings relating to intellectual property (IP).

Published:
25 November 2016

Last week we hosted the annual Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference, hearing the latest in IP research and analysis from around the world. If you don’t know what the IPSDM was all about, please read on for the event’s wrap up.

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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