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.

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. 

10 May 2017
9 May 2017

To help you turn your intellectual property (IP) into a product or service that will generate money for the economy we’ve developed a suite of online content that takes start-ups and small businesses in their early stages through the commercialisation steps they should consider.


26 June 2017

Established in 1968, the annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious Awards for design and innovation.

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.

8 June 2017

Consider your IP protection limitations before sharing work on social media

8 June 2017

We share our interpretation of the key differences


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

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

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