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Government Response to Productivity Commission inquiry released

The Australian Government has published its response to the Productivity Commission’s final report on Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) Arrangements. IP Australia has now commenced public consultation on implementation.

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16 November 2017

In partnership with Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Melbourne, IP Australia has developed a single, internationally-linked

15 November 2017

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a 2017 Prime Minister’s Silver Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management for our sustainable, innovative approaches demonstrated through the Australian Trade Mark Search system.

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10 November 2017

Following a Request for Application, we will be working with to implement a Trade Mark Defence Insurance product.

Thursday 23rd November at 12:00pm - Thursday 23rd November at 1:00pm
Tuesday 28th November at 12:15pm - Tuesday 28th November at 2:00pm


King & Wood Mallesons, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney NSW 2000

Wednesday 29th November at 12:00pm - Wednesday 29th November at 1:00pm

China is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing export markets, offering enormous opportunities for our businesses.

Written by guest blogger Natalie Chapman, Managing Director at gemaker
20 November 2017

Natalie Chapman, Managing Director of commercialisation consultancy, gemaker, shares her insights in this guest blog.

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10 November 2017

As the nation prepares for Remembrance Day, where we will pause to reflect on those who have suffered or died in wars and conflict

8 November 2017

What do you call your toasted sandwich? A toastie? A jaffle? A breville? We explore how some trade marks become generic terms.

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.

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