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11 February 2019

IP Australia has identified updates to the a number of non-legislative instruments first published on 23 January 2019.

29 January 2019

We are currently seeking your feedback on which policy issues should be future priorities for changes to the IP rights system.

23 January 2019

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (IP Amendment Act) moves a number of filing, formality and fee paying requirements to non-legislative instruments.

Wednesday 20th February at 12:00pm - Wednesday 20th February at 12:45pm

In this short 45 minute webinar we will give you the tools you need to help you understand the basics of patents, trade marks and designs so you can understand how IP can apply to your business and what your next steps might be.

Wednesday 20th February at 1:00pm - Wednesday 20th February at 2:00pm

Commercialising a great idea, innovation or piece of research can be a complex process that raises many questions.

Wednesday 20th February at 5:30pm - Wednesday 20th February at 8:30pm

IP Australia has recently commenced work on our Transactional Digital Services (TDS) program. We’re inviting IP professionals as well as the IT industry to join us and share their experience.

WIPO fellow 2018 Janette Yeung
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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29 November 2018

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

10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this guest blog.

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.

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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