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Published:
13 August 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:
11 August 2020

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our Intellectual Property Government Open Data – IPGOD2020 – is now available on data.gov.au.

Published:
10 August 2020

Counterfeit goods are costing Australian businesses which is why we teamed up with the National Rugby League (NRL) to trial our new Trust Badge, a digital stamp of authenticity.

Advanced Trade Marks Oppositions and Hearings Webinar
Wednesday 26th August at 12:00pm - Wednesday 26th August at 1:00pm

You've got a trade mark, but what if it's being challenged?

Our webinar will explain trade mark oppositions and hearings. It will also provide you with the tools you will need if your trade mark is being opposed. 

Sunday 5th December

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

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Applying for a trade mark is a great step in ensuring your brand is protected. However, in some circumstances you might need to provide evidence of use during your application.

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Over the next 2-3 years we’ll be replacing our B2B and eServices application systems with a modern solution through our Transactional Digital Services (TDS) program.

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Over the next 2-3 years we’ll be replacing our B2B and eServices application systems with a modern solution through our Transactional Digital Services (TDS) program.

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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Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020

Last updated: 
27 July 2020