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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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Protecting your intellectual property is just the first step to commercialise your idea.

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27 July 2016
Following user research conducted as a part of our recent website redesign and transition to electronic correspondence, we’re redesigning our correspondence sent to customers across all intellectual property (IP) rights.
20 July 2016

Our new intellectual property rights search systems are going to transform the way you search, and they’re just around the corner….

IP Australia Crest
15 July 2016

On 13 July, the New Zealand Parliament’s Commerce Select Committee recommended to the New Zealand Parliament that it should not continue with the Single Application and Examination Processes for patents (SAP and SEP). IP Australia is now awaiting a decision on the recommendation from the New Zealand Government.

Tuesday 15th November at 9:00am - Wednesday 16th November at 5:30am

IP Australia and the OECD will host the 2016 annual IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) Conference. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney from 15-16 November 2016.

IPSDM 2016 will look at how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. It will also look at identifying key information needs, possible shortcomings and discuss the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics.

Shark Tank
8 July 2016

There was a touch of fairy dust in the air with deals all round for the final episode of season two of Shark Tank Australia last night. Episode 13, the final for the season gave us a way to grow vegies for those without green thumbs, a tool to tighten the screws on workplace safety and a world of furniture at our fingertips.

Shark Tank
1 July 2016

Episode 12 gave us a mixed bag including a building solution who’s IP didn’t quite stack up and an alarming solution to over sleeping. It also showed a head lice prevention which left the sharks scratching their heads and a great way for kids to sink their teeth into cooking.

Man at computer making decision
1 July 2016

Before introducing a new product or process to the market you should ask yourself two things. Can I protect my invention with a patent? Does my invention infringe someone else's patent?

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.

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