Our agency

We administer intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation for trade marks, patents, design rights and plant breeder's rights (PBR) in Australia.  

What we do

We collaborate with business and the Australian government to register and administer IP rights and legislation for patents, trade marks, designs and PBR. 


Our vision

Our vision is to have a world-leading Australian IP system that builds prosperity through innovation. To achieve this, we aim to give our customers efficient access to products and services so they can continue to innovate.


Our corporate plan

Our corporate plan sets our direction for the year and shows how we'll continue to effectively administer IP rights and legislation for trade marks, patents, design rights and PBR in Australia.


View our corporate plan


Our responsibilities

As the administrators of IP rights and legislation in Australia, we're responsible for:
  • Administering and registering patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights (PBR)
  • Registering patent and trade mark attorneys
  • Educating our customers on the role of IP in their business
  • Providing advice to the Australian government for improving the IP rights system both domestically and internationally.

Our portfolio and ministers

We fall within the Department of Industry, Science and Resources as a listed entity under the 
Our Minister is the Hon Ed Husic MP.


Financial statements and reporting


Audit Committee


Audit Committee Charter

The Audit Committee Charter lays out our Audit Committee's:
  • Objectives
  • Authority
  • Composition and tenure
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Reporting and administrative arrangements.

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Our Senior Executive

Our senior executive team consists of the Director General and our two Deputy Director Generals. Find out about their experience and expertise.  

Organisational structure

Our organisational structure outlines what each of our business groups do to ensure the efficient operation of our agency.  

Accountability and reporting

We're committed to ensuring accountability and transparency in the way we operate and in our procurement activities. We report details on our annual budget, corporate planning and procurement.