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IP Summit 2018

Engaging an attorney toolkit

Everything you need to know about engaging an attorney for your patent application.

Engaging an attorney toolkit

Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management

Indigenous Knowledge

IP Australia is pleased to publish Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management, a paper by Indigenous intellectual property (IP) firm Terri Janke and Company.

Indigenous Knowledge Article

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15 May 2018

Our flagship open data resource, the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD), has just had its

Trade Mark Assist screens
4 May 2018
We've launched Trade Mark Assist, a tool that can help you through the process of protecting your brand in a few easy steps: Learn, search, apply.
3 May 2018

We’re migrating our older electronic patent records in our backend systems as part of an ongoing program of work to modernise and

Wednesday 30th May at 12:00pm - Wednesday 30th May at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory designs workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 30 May 2018

Wednesday 6th June at 12:00pm - Wednesday 6th June at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 6 June 2018

Thursday 21st June at 12:00pm - Thursday 21st June at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Thursday 21 June 2018

9 May 2018

In this guest blog post, John Catibog from Indagard tells us how he came up with a unique name for his business, and some tips for others looking to do the same.

9 May 2018
To build your business for success, setting yourself apart from others is vital. Your brand is the way you show your customers who you are – your identity. However, what many people don’t know is to have full control over your brand you need to protect it with a trade mark.
Kathryn Adams
26 April 2018

For World IP day this year, we are featuring various women who are ‘powering change’ by making valuable contributions to the Intellectual Property and innovation sector.

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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