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:
10 February 2017

These changes are designed to align and streamline the processes for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights.

Published:
3 February 2017

We’re launching our new Australian Trade Mark Search tool this Friday 10 February at Pause Fest 2017, an event for creative, tech and business to immerse in new ideas and fresh tech.

Published:
3 February 2017

The World Trade Organization Agreement amended the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights on 23 January 2017.

Monday 6th March at 11:30am - Monday 6th March at 12:30pm

Trade marks for start-ups

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Monday 20th March at 9:00am - Monday 20th March at 1:30pm

Join experts from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at this free public seminar on protecting intellectual property (IP) overseas

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Wednesday 22nd March at 9:00am - Wednesday 22nd March at 1:30pm

Join experts from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) at this free public seminar on protecting intellectual property (IP) overseas

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Published:
22 February 2017

There is so much to think about when starting a new business. Fortunately there is a new app available that ensures all your bases are covered. 

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Published:
16 February 2017

Alex Grant is co-founder and CEO of Myriota, a start-up spun out of research from the University of South Australia which uses satellite technology to provide two-way data connectivity for remote s

Published:
8 February 2017

An official review has been released by Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) on the business of creating, transferring and applying knowledge within Australia, including feedback on our intellectual property (IP) system.

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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