Is your idea, invention or brand available?

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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Know which IP right you need?

Learn what you need to do to be ready to apply.

Want to make your great idea a profitable one?

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

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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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21 July 2017

This September IP Australia will enable the option to submit 3D model files with Design applications via our eServices channel.

10 July 2017

We’ve established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

5 July 2017

The IP Toolkit was created to help businesses and researchers navigate complex intellectual property (IP) issues through a range of resources. The updated version of the IP Toolkit is now available and we would welcome your feedback.

Wednesday 16th August at 12:00pm - Wednesday 16th August at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory designs workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 16 August 2017

Wednesday 13th September at 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th September at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017

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

27 July 2017

We’ve developed a suite of videos to help you prepare for searching our trade mark database and conducting both quick and advanced searches.

28 June 2017

In our first guest blog, brand expert Christine Moody discusses how to protect your brand identity and important steps to consider before lodging a trade mark application.

28 June 2017

From Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July, Australia celebrates the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. We’re taking this time to celebrate and recognise the inventiveness of our Indigenous people.

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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