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IP Australia received 18 non-confidential submissions during the public consultation period. The legislative amendments relating to these issues are proposed for inclusion in a Bill intended for introduction to Parliament in 2018.

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19 January 2018


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11 December 2017

Our office will be closing for Christmas from 5pm Friday 22 December 2017, reopening on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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28 November 2017

The recently launched World Intellectual Property Report 2017 focuses on intangible capital (including intellectual property) in global value chains.

Wednesday 7th February at 12:00pm - Wednesday 7th February at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018.

Friday 9th February at 11:30am - Friday 9th February at 1:45pm

You’ve poured blood, sweat and cash into your innovation or brand so it makes sense you want to protect it, however we understand that intellectual property law can be complicated and overwhelming. Decode the jargon with the help one of our trade mark examiners so that your business can compete confidently.

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

Join us for an introduction to trade mark webinar at 12:00pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018

18 January 2018

Carel Smit is a former patent attorney and entrepreneur, now author and speaker dedicated to IP awareness and education, shares his insights with his guest blog.

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5 January 2018

It’s day two of the Fifth Test and Australia is trying to keep pressure on England, Roger Federer is dreaming of Hopman Cup glory, and we’re still talking about Ichi Ban’s handicap victory in the S

22 December 2017

In the spirit of the holidays, we’ve put together a list of Christmas-themed trade marks, along with a reminder about seasonal branding and IP infringement.

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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