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Published:
17 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the availability of our 2018-19 Corporate Plan.

Published:
17 October 2018
Published:
24 September 2018
IP Australia is undergoing a large technology upgrade for trade marks, taking place from Friday 9 November to Tuesday 13 November 2018 (AEDT). During this, you will still be able to apply for an IP Right using our alternative lodgement service.
Tuesday 23rd October at 8:00am - Tuesday 23rd October at 5:00pm

Tech23 brings together investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, providing much-needed support to those tackling big challenges with tech.

Wednesday 24th October at 12:00pm - Wednesday 24th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to designs webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 24 October 2018

Thursday 25th October at 9:00am - Thursday 25th October at 5:00pm

We are excited to support IPBC Australasia 2018, being held in Melbourne on 25 October.

Published:
10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this guest blog.

Published:
26 September 2018

Certification trade marks are a great way to differentiate your products in a crowded market. With the rise in consumer education of products; awareness, choice, origins, gluten free and ethical aspects of food are becoming increasingly important.

Presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
Published:
7 September 2018

The lecture was presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

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.

We have also published a beta version of a register of issues that IP Australia is considering or working on for policy action or legislative amendment. You can view the register, comment on individual issues or submit new issues.

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