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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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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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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.

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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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Published:
18 January 2022

We are launching the ‘beta’ of the new IP Australia website and we want your feedback on this new experience.

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14 December 2021

Our latest research is an essential tool for policy makers and investors, as it breaks down the relationship between SMEs’ IP activity and the potential to achieve high growth in employment and turnover.

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3 December 2021

Our office will be closing for Christmas at 5.00 pm AEDT on Friday, 24 December 2021. We will re-open at 9.00 am AEDT on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

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Understanding plant breeder's rights
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Are you developing a new plant variety? You may want to protect your IP with a plant breeder’s right (PBR).  

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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