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

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

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Published:
10 February 2017

These changes are designed to align and streamline the processes for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights.

Published:
3 February 2017

We’re launching our new Australian Trade Mark Search tool this Friday 10 February at Pause Fest 2017, an event for creative, tech and business to immerse in new ideas and fresh tech.

Published:
3 February 2017

The World Trade Organization Agreement amended the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights on 23 January 2017.

Monday 6th March at 11:30am - Monday 6th March at 12:30pm

Trade marks for start-ups

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Monday 20th March at 9:00am - Monday 20th March at 1:30pm

Join experts from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at this free public seminar on protecting intellectual property (IP) overseas

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Wednesday 22nd March at 9:00am - Wednesday 22nd March at 1:30pm

Join experts from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at this free public seminar on protecting intellectual property (IP) overseas

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Published:
22 February 2017

There is so much to think about when starting a new business. Fortunately there is a new app available that ensures all your bases are covered. 

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Published:
16 February 2017

Alex Grant is co-founder and CEO of Myriota, a start-up spun out of research from the University of South Australia which uses satellite technology to provide two-way data connectivity for remote s

Published:
8 February 2017

An official review has been released by Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) on the business of creating, transferring and applying knowledge within Australia, including feedback on our intellectual property (IP) system.

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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