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.

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Published:
3 September 2018
Michael Schwager
Published:
9 August 2018

We are pleased to advise that Michael Schwager has been appointed as the new Director General, IP Australia.

Published:
31 July 2018

On 31 May 2018, PageUp People Limited (PageUp) announced that it was investigating a security incident.

Wednesday 3rd October at 12:00pm - Wednesday 3rd October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory IP webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 3 October 2018

Thursday 11th October at 11:45am - Thursday 11th October at 1:30pm

This workshop will give you the tools you need to help you understand the basics of Intellectual Property within your business plan, marketing and contracts.

Wednesday 24th October at 12:00pm - Wednesday 24th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to designs webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 24 October 2018

Presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
Published:
7 September 2018

The lecture was presented by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia.

2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Conference
Published:
5 September 2018

The 2018 INTA Asia-Pacific Conference will be held in Sydney from October 11-12.

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Published:
7 August 2018

If you’re even thinking about doing business in China, the first thing to do is protect your brand by applying to register a trade mark in China.

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.

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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