About us

 

We are the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.

Our vision is to have a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.

What we do

We administer IP rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. We contribute to the innovation system more broadly by using our skills and experience to advise government and Australian businesses to make the most of their IP.

Agency overview

 

Our vision is to have a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia.

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Data and research

 

We provide valuable insights through our research to academics, business and policy makers.

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Doing business with us

 

We are committed to creating an effective, efficient and accessible IP rights system.

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Global engagement

 

We work with a range of international agencies to build and strengthen the IP rights system.

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News and community

Stay up to date with intellectual property in the media and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

News, events and media centre quicktab

Published:
21 July 2017

This September IP Australia will enable the option to submit 3D model files with Design applications via our eServices channel.

Published:
10 July 2017

We’ve established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

Published:
5 July 2017

The IP Toolkit was created to help businesses and researchers navigate complex intellectual property (IP) issues through a range of resources. The updated version of the IP Toolkit is now available and we would welcome your feedback.

Wednesday 16th August at 12:00pm - Wednesday 16th August at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory designs workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 16 August 2017

Wednesday 13th September at 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th September at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Thursday 5th October at 12:00pm - Thursday 5th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory patents workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Thursday 5 October 2017

Published:
27 July 2017

We’ve developed a suite of videos to help you prepare for searching our trade mark database and conducting both quick and advanced searches.

Published:
28 June 2017

In our first guest blog, brand expert Christine Moody discusses how to protect your brand identity and important steps to consider before lodging a trade mark application.

Published:
28 June 2017

From Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July, Australia celebrates the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. We’re taking this time to celebrate and recognise the inventiveness of our Indigenous people.

Careers

If you get excited by creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies, you should consider applying for a job at IP Australia.

Current vacancies

Some things you should know about applying for a job with us, such as whether you are eligible, how to prepare an application and how to include referee reports.

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Careers

We offer a flexible workplace and rewarding career paths in the IP Industry. Our employment conditions are very competitive and we provide a range of programs to support staff in their work/life balance.

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Indigenous recruitment

We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples and are constantly looking for ways to increase the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in our organisation.

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Accountability and reporting

We are committed to ensuring accountability and transparency in the way we operate and in our procurement activities.

Freedom of information

 

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) gives any person the right to our information, unless exempted by the FOI Act.

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Reporting fraud

 

We are committed to minimising the incidence of fraud against our operations and will not tolerate any fraudulent practices.

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IP legislation

 

We administer IP legislation that provides the legislative basis for the patent, trade mark, design and plant breeder's rights systems of Australia.

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Beta products

View and give feedback on IP Australia's systems and decisions before they are released.

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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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