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20 June 2022

Following the success of the pilot phase, IP Australia and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed to continue the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program.

8 June 2022

We are working hard to improve your experience when managing your IP rights.

27 April 2022

We are pleased to advise that our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open to all IP Australia customers. 

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6 April 2022

This webinar focuses specifically on the amendments to the Designs Act that came into effect on 10 March 2022.

6 April 2022

You’ve got a product, it’s new, unique and you want to make sure no one else copies it. Where do you start? Firstly, keep it secret until you decide how you want to protect it.


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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Last updated: 
27 July 2020