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Before applying for your intellectual property right, you should do a comprehensive search to make sure that it isn’t already registered.

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Protecting your intellectual property is just the first step to commercialise your idea.

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We have developed a tool to help you decide if you need a patent, trade mark, design, plant breeder's right or a combination.

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23 January 2017

The Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys is currently reviewing potential conflict of interest issues raised by recent consolidation within the profession.

5 January 2017
In line with patents, trade marks and designs, we are on track to implement our new look electronic correspondence for plant breeder’s rights (PBR).
21 December 2016

We will be closing for Christmas from 5 pm Friday 23 December 2016 and we'll be back on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Monday 30th January at 2:00pm - Monday 30th January at 4:00pm

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.

24 January 2017

Today, Australia’s farmers number around 135 000 and produce enough food to feed 80 million people, providing 93 per cent of the domestic food supply. The agricultural and food production industry has evolved from convict workers and experiment farms, to innovations in agricultural implements, pest control, food science and digital agriculture; innovations which will be crucial in solving the global challenges of food production and sustainability.

21 December 2016

Many countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Lots share similar traditions and tastes around the Christmas period.

20 December 2016

Giving gifts at Christmas and events like birthdays in a modern society require us to have effective and efficient transport systems.

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.

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