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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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Attorney Toolkit

Engaging an attorney toolkit

Everything you need to know about engaging an attorney for your patent application.

Engaging an attorney toolkit

US Trade Marks

Trade mark protection in the US

Find out how to protect your brand with a trade mark in the US.

Trade mark protection in the US

News and community

Stay up to date with intellectual property in the media and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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3 September 2018
Michael Schwager
9 August 2018

We are pleased to advise that Michael Schwager has been appointed as the new Director General, IP Australia.

31 July 2018

On 31 May 2018, PageUp People Limited (PageUp) announced that it was investigating a security incident.

Wednesday 3rd October at 12:00pm - Wednesday 3rd October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory IP webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018

Tuesday 9th October at 12:00pm - Tuesday 9th October at 1:00pm

How to protect your intellectual property in China

Thursday 11th October at 11:45am - Thursday 11th October at 1:30pm

This workshop will give you the tools you need to help you understand the basics of Intellectual Property within your business plan, marketing and contracts.

Presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
7 September 2018

The lecture was presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Conference
5 September 2018

The 2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Conference will be held in Sydney from October 11-12.

7 August 2018

If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing to do is protect your brand by applying to register a trade mark in China.

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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