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Trade Mark Assist beta

Are you looking to protect your brand? Our new tool, Trade Mark Assist is currently in beta and can help you understand the initial stages of a trade mark application.

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20 March 2018

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is a showcase of the best landscape and floral talen

16 March 2018

Our proposed response to public comment on proposed implementation of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s 2016 inquiry on Australia’s IP arrangements have been published.

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8 March 2018

The number of Australian female inventors listed on patent applications has increased more than tenfold between 1980 and 2016 — according to the la

Tuesday 27th March at 12:00pm - Tuesday 27th March at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory designs webinar at 12:00pm on Tuesday 27 March2018

Tuesday 10th April at 12:00pm - Tuesday 10th April at 1:00pm

P Australia is holding an introductory IP webinar at 12:00pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018

Tuesday 24th April at 12:00pm - Tuesday 24th April at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to trade mark webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

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8 March 2018

For International Women’s day this year we thought we’d share some top IP tips from three top women in business.

27 February 2018
If you're an Accountant, encouraging IP protection as part of your client’s overall business model can often be the difference between their success and failure.
James McPhail and Mike Roth at Pause Fest 2018
21 February 2018

You’ve poured blood, sweat and cash into your innovation or brand so it makes sense you want to protect it. Trade Mark Examiner, James McPhail recently attended the start-up event, Pause Fest 2018, to decode trade marks and shares his top tips from the workshop.

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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