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

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

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Published:
11 January 2021

We are experiencing delays in the examination of trade marks.

Published:
18 December 2020

Our office will be closing for Christmas at 5.00 pm AEDT on Thursday, 24 December 2020. We will re-open at 9.00 am AEDT on Monday, 4 January 2021.

Published:
15 December 2020

The upgrade of our online services is progressing well and many of our customers have switched over to start accessing IP Australia’s services via

Sunday 5th December

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In this webinar you'll hear from the team about:

- Program Update
- New features
- What’s Next
- Quick Poll
- Q&A

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Are you thinking of filing an international registration using the Madrid System?

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In this webinar you'll hear from Engagement Manager Josh Burns about:

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