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24 November 2016

We are seeking input from interested parties about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.
The aim of these proposed changes is to align and streamline the processes for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights.

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2 November 2016

Following a recent evaluation of our IP – your business edge magazine, we will be moving to a digital first approach by producing a biannual online magazine and only one annual print magazine.

1 November 2016

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30 November 2016

The annual Australian Innovation System Report was released on Wednesday 30 November 2016. The report presents information about the state and performance of Australia’s innovation system, including some new findings relating to intellectual property (IP).

25 November 2016

Last week we hosted the annual Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference, hearing the latest in IP research and analysis from around the world. If you don’t know what the IPSDM was all about, please read on for the event’s wrap up.

24 November 2016

Worldwide demand for intellectual property (IP) rights are on the rise!

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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