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18 January 2022

We are launching the ‘beta’ of the new IP Australia website and we want your feedback on this new experience.

14 December 2021

Our latest research is an essential tool for policy makers and investors, as it breaks down the relationship between SMEs’ IP activity and the potential to achieve high growth in employment and turnover.

3 December 2021

Our office will be closing for Christmas at 5.00 pm AEDT on Friday, 24 December 2021. We will re-open at 9.00 am AEDT on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.

17 November 2021

The Australian and New Zealand Governments are conducting a review into the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Regulatory Regime.



Understanding plant breeder's rights

Are you developing a new plant variety? You may want to protect your IP with a plant breeder’s right (PBR).  


IP Australia and WIPO
August 2021

Are you thinking of filing an international registration using the Madrid System?


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19 March 2019

In order to understand the impact of legal decisions such as D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc. [2015] HCA 35 (‘Myriad’) on genetic diagnostic testing, IP Australia commissioned the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania to undertake an investigation into this area.

WIPO fellow 2018 Janette Yeung
20 December 2018

It’s the people that make any workplace a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a short series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. Here we feature this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship recipient Janette Yeung.

10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this guest blog.

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

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

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Case studies

Photograph of Berry Sensation strawberries
Victorian farmer and Managing Director of Berry Sensation®, Barry Richards, has built his company off the strawberries he imports from an overseas breeder. This Australian company has found success by importing unique varieties they believe will suit the Australian market and make the company stand out.

Acustico lighting creates products that are aesthetically innovative as well as having acoustic properties to assist with sound management.


Alperstein Designs collaborates with Aboriginal Artists & Art Centres around Australia, creating unique ranges of lifestyle gifts and homewares


Established in 2007, DesignByThem was founded by industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis.

Official notices

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