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Published:
15 October 2019

Have your say! Are you exporting, manufacturing or doing business in Asia?

Published:
26 July 2019

The IP Australia Corporate Plan 2019-20 has now been released.

Published:
10 July 2019
We’re excited to announce that we’ve officially launched Australian Design Search.
Wednesday 13th November at 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th November at 1:00pm

Our understanding designs webinar will explain how a registered design will help you to protect the look of your product. It will also give you the tools you need to help you apply for a design.

Tuesday 10th December at 12:00pm - Tuesday 10th December at 1:00pm

Our trade marks webinar explains the basics of trade mark protection, what can and can’t be trade marked and what to consider before you invest in your brand. You will also learn how to register for a trade mark should you decide to apply.

Sunday 5th December

Did you miss a webinar? Watch all of our webinars on demand now.

Published:
19 March 2019

In order to understand the impact of legal decisions such as D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc. [2015] HCA 35 (‘Myriad’) on genetic diagnostic testing, IP Australia commissioned the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania to undertake an investigation into this area.

WIPO fellow 2018 Janette Yeung
Published:
20 December 2018

It’s the people that make any workplace a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a short series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. Here we feature this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship recipient Janette Yeung.

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Published:
29 November 2018

We take you through the technical details of the second edition release of IPGOD 2018 and our new data product IPLORD.

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As part of our commitment to improving our agency and the Australian intellectual property system, we regularly call for submissions from the public.

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We have also published a beta version of a register of issues that IP Australia is considering or working on for policy action or legislative amendment. You can view the register, comment on individual issues or submit new issues.

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