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:
22 May 2017

We recently announced that we are improving our customer correspondence across all intellectual property rights. The next phase of our work is the release of a series of new-look Oppositions and Hearings correspondence.

Published:
11 May 2017

From 1 July 2017, the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (PBR Act) will apply in Norfolk Island. This is in line with the Australian Government’s commitment to implement comprehensive reform in Norfolk Island, providing the people there with the same rights and responsibilities as people in the rest of Australia. 

Published:
10 May 2017
Wednesday 28th June at 12:00pm - Wednesday 28th June at 1:30pm

Are you starting a business? Or developing a new product or service?

Tuesday 4th July at 12:00pm - Tuesday 4th July at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 4 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July at 12:00pm - Wednesday 26th July at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to patents workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 26 July 2017

Published:
15 June 2017

Every year the International Trademark Association (INTA) convenes for their annual general meeting. This year’s conference was held in Barcelona and IP Australia was there. Here are our highlights.

Published:
8 June 2017

Consider your IP protection limitations before sharing work on social media

Published:
8 June 2017

We share our interpretation of the key differences

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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