15 May 2018

Our flagship open data resource, the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD), has just had its

Trade Mark Assist screens
4 May 2018
We've launched Trade Mark Assist, a tool that can help you through the process of protecting your brand in a few easy steps: Learn, search, apply.
3 May 2018

We’re migrating our older electronic patent records in our backend systems as part of an ongoing program of work to modernise and

19 April 2018

Our annual flagship publication, the Australian IP Report, shows 2017 was a strong year for trade mark and design applications. The report sets out trends and analysis on the use of the IP system by Australians in 2017.


9 May 2018

In this guest blog post, John Catibog from Indagard tells us how he came up with a unique name for his business, and some tips for others looking to do the same.

9 May 2018
To build your business for success, setting yourself apart from others is vital. Your brand is the way you show your customers who you are – your identity. However, what many people don’t know is to have full control over your brand you need to protect it with a trade mark.
Kathryn Adams
26 April 2018

For World IP day this year, we are featuring various women who are ‘powering change’ by making valuable contributions to the Intellectual Property and innovation sector.

26 April 2018

To help celebrate World IP Day, Terri Janke outlines the work she is doing to in the field of Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.


Wednesday 30th May at 12:00pm - Wednesday 30th May at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory designs workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 30 May 2018

Wednesday 6th June at 12:00pm - Wednesday 6th June at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 6 June 2018

Thursday 21st June at 12:00pm - Thursday 21st June at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Thursday 21 June 2018

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Case studies

The top three pieces of advice ex-Navy diver turned innovator Tim Lyons would give aspiring entrepreneurs on intellectual property (IP) would be: g

Pictured: innovators and former University of NSW (UNSW) graduates, Julian Chow and Alfred Boyadgis with their smart helmet system the Alpine F

It may feel like you’re traversing a minefield in cross country skis when you go to register your trade mark but it really shouldn’t be a difficult

IP Australia design examiner Joe

Design examiners are often the first point of contact for many of the most ingenious innovations originating in Australia.

Official notices

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