21 July 2017

This September IP Australia will enable the option to submit 3D model files with Design applications via our eServices channel.

10 July 2017

We’ve established an intellectual property (IP) Mediation Referral Service for IP right holders to access mediation providers as a low cost and effective alternative to resolve IP related disputes.

5 July 2017

The IP Toolkit was created to help businesses and researchers navigate complex intellectual property (IP) issues through a range of resources. The updated version of the IP Toolkit is now available and we would welcome your feedback.

5 July 2017

This year’s IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM) conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico, on 14-15 November 2017, co-organised by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


GovHack 2017 at the Canberra site
4 August 2017

This year there were over 2300 hackers who took part in GovHack. IP Australia’s bounty was the seemingly simple question: “What happened to my IP right?”

4 August 2017

The National Survey for Research Commercialisation (NSRC) is Australia’s only data collection to determine the research performance of the publicly funded research system. The NSRC data-set is extremely useful to those assessing the performance of Australia’s research system.

27 July 2017

We’ve developed a suite of videos to help you prepare for searching our trade mark database and conducting both quick and advanced searches.

28 June 2017

In our first guest blog, brand expert Christine Moody discusses how to protect your brand identity and important steps to consider before lodging a trade mark application.


Tuesday 5th September at 12:00pm - Tuesday 5th September at 1:00pm

IP Australia is holding an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Tuesday 5 September 2017

Wednesday 13th September at 12:00pm - Wednesday 13th September at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory trade marks workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 13 September 2017

Thursday 5th October at 12:00pm - Thursday 5th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory patents workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Thursday 5 October 2017

Tuesday 24th October at 12:00pm - Tuesday 24th October at 1:00pm

Join us for an introductory designs workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Tuesday 24 October 2017

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