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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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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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If you’re an innovative small to medium business we’re making it easier for you to navigate the patent system.

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PacificWave
Published:
28 October 2020

IP Australia has reached a significant milestone in receiving our 10,000th filing for our plant breeder's rights (PBR).

Published:
21 October 2020

Protecting intellectual property (IP) assets before you enter new markets can strengthen your business' competitive advantage and significantly reduce the risk of IP breaches. The study into the experience of Australian firms enforcing their IP rights in Asia, run by the Export Council of Australia, is now available.

Published:
19 October 2020

The Australian Government, and in turn IP Australia is taking this issue seriously, activating necessary precautions in line with our Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

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Patent Examiner recruitment webinar
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IP Australia is a government agency with a passion for bright ideas. If you get excited by creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies, you should consider applying for a job with us.

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The Australian Government has opened public consultation on a possible new Australian geographical indications

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Applying for a trade mark is a great way to give your business a leg up but it’s important to protect it afterwards as well.

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