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:
5 January 2017
In line with patents, trade marks and designs, we are on track to implement our new look electronic correspondence for plant breeder’s rights (PBR).
Published:
21 December 2016

We will be closing for Christmas from 5 pm Friday 23 December 2016 and we'll be back on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Published:
20 December 2016

We recently announced that we're improving our customer correspondence across all intellectual property (IP) rights to create a seamless customer experience and align our correspondence with our website, online services and search systems.

Monday 23rd January at 10:00am - Monday 23rd January at 12:00pm

Are you a Trade Mark Attorney, Business Advisor, Trade Mark Search Professional or Incubator Hub Mentor? We’re coming to you to demonstrate the Australian Trade Mark Search system – the system that will replace ATMOSS from early 2017.

Monday 23rd January at 2:00pm - Monday 23rd January at 4:00pm

Are you a Trade Mark Attorney, Business Advisor, Trade Mark Search Professional or Incubator Hub Mentor? We’re coming to you to demonstrate the Australian Trade Mark Search system – the system that will replace ATMOSS from early 2017.

Tuesday 24th January at 10:00am - Tuesday 24th January at 12:00pm

Are you a Trade Mark Attorney, Business Advisor, Trade Mark Search Professional or Incubator Hub Mentor? We’re coming to you to demonstrate the Australian Trade Mark Search system – the system that will replace ATMOSS from early 2017.

Published:
21 December 2016

Many countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Lots share similar traditions and tastes around the Christmas period.

Published:
20 December 2016

Giving gifts at Christmas and events like birthdays in a modern society require us to have effective and efficient transport systems.

Published:
22 December 2016

With trends for things “as a service” on the rise, is there room in the market for Christmas as a service?

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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