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14 September 2021

IP Australia continues to support the global IP community by joining DESIGNview, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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13 September 2021

Changes to help designers and improve the registered designs system are now law.

30 August 2021

On 30 July 2021, the Federal Court found in

12 July 2021

The recent Federal Court decision in Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643 (11 June 20



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?


Sunday 5th December

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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

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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.

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