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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.

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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We have developed a tool to help you decide if you need a patent, trade mark, design, plant breeder's right or a combination.

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28 March 2017

Information for customers affected by Cyclone Debbie.

27 March 2017

We join forces with the University of Canberra and Pegasystems to offer a new program for talented information and communications technology students.

24 March 2017
We recently announced that IP Australia is improving our customer correspondence across all intellectual property rights. Following the redesign of our patents, plant breeder rights and trade mark correspondence, customers can expect to receive the new-look electronic correspondence for designs from 1 May 2017.
Thursday 30th March at 9:00am - Thursday 30th March at 10:00am

Trade marks for start-ups

Tuesday 4th April at 12:30pm - Tuesday 4th April at 1:30pm

Trade marks for start-ups

Thursday 6th April at 12:00pm - Thursday 6th April at 1:00pm

Trade marks for start-ups

21 March 2017

For the seventh year in a row, WIPO’s filing systems show appetite for international intellectual property (IP) has grown.

9 March 2017

The importation of counterfeit goods pose a great risk to Australian businesses. If you’re an intellectual property (IP) rights owner there are steps you can take to prevent their importation.

8 March 2017

To celebrate International Womens Day we want to acknowledge some pioneers with an intellectual property connection.

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.

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