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20 February 2019

IP legislation improvements come into effect on 24 February 2019, which will:

11 February 2019

IP Australia has identified updates to the a number of non-legislative instruments first published on 23 January 2019.

29 January 2019

We are currently seeking your feedback on which policy issues should be future priorities for changes to the IP rights system.

Wednesday 27th March at 12:00pm - Wednesday 27th March at 1:00pm

If you have an idea worth protecting our patents webinar will help you to understand what you need to know to protect your product or invention.

Thursday 28th March at 12:00pm - Thursday 28th March at 2:00pm

Starting and running your own business means dealing with a number of government agencies. Discover who you need to contact and what services they can offer by attending a FREE BizLinks seminar.

IP Summit 2019: our flagship event is back
Thursday 4th April at 9:00am - Thursday 4th April at 4:00pm

If you’re a start-up or small business looking to grow and expand overseas, you won’t want to miss it!

19 March 2019

In order to understand the impact of legal decisions such as D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc. [2015] HCA 35 (‘Myriad’) on genetic diagnostic testing, IP Australia commissioned the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania to undertake an investigation into this area.

WIPO fellow 2018 Janette Yeung
20 December 2018

It’s the people that make any workplace a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a short series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. Here we feature this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship recipient Janette Yeung.

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29 November 2018

We take you through the technical details of the second edition release of IPGOD 2018 and our new data product IPLORD.

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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