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

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Published:
2 June 2020

We are experiencing delays in the examination of trade marks.

Published:
25 May 2020

The Australian Government, and in turn IP Australia is taking this issue seriously, activating necessary precautions in line with our Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

Published:
20 May 2020

Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting many of our customers, and Australian businesses are quickly learning to adapt to their changing circumstances.

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You've got a trade mark, but what if it's being challenged? Our webinar will explain trade mark oppositions and hearings.

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Protecting intellectual property (IP) should be a key part of any business strategy for China.

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The Chinese market continues to grow in importance for Australian businesses.

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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