Is your idea, invention or brand available?

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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Know which IP right you need?

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

Want to make your great idea a profitable one?

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

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SME Portal

New patent resources for SMEs

If you’re an innovative small to medium business we’re making it easier for you to navigate the patent system.

SME Portal

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Our five step education program

Understand the basics of IP in your business in five easy steps.

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News and community

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20 July 2022

How did the innovation system respond to the Covid-19 crisis? The latest publication from the Centre for Economic Policy Research looks at what happened.

14 July 2022

This survey is a key pillar of our performance framework and an important opportunity for us to gauge customers’ opinions and seek feedback.

13 July 2022

You will soon be able to access PCT reports and notices via ePCT.

From 22 July 2022, emails will notify customers when their PCT reports and notices are available via ePCT.

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6 April 2022

This webinar focuses specifically on the amendments to the Designs Act that came into effect on 10 March 2022.

6 April 2022

You’ve got a product, it’s new, unique and you want to make sure no one else copies it. Where do you start? Firstly, keep it secret until you decide how you want to protect it.


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.

You can also view our Policy Register which contains a list of issues that IP Australia is considering or currently working on for policy action or legislative amendment. We invite you to view the register, comment on issues or submit new issues for us to consider.

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Last updated: 
27 July 2020