Published: 21 September 2017

For the first time in its 120 year history, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) will hold their World Congress in Sydney.

Published: 6 September 2017

With the recent release of our new Corporate Plan we thought it timely to let you know about our value-added data services.

Published: 25 August 2017


Written by guest blogger Michael Baron

To patent or not to patent is indeed the question to consider.

Many IT and Telecommunications companies (especially smaller ones) might question the feasibility of obtaining patents for technologies they develop and I believe they usually give two reasons for doing so:

GovHack 2017 at the Canberra site
Published: 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?”

Published: 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.

Published: 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.

Published: 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.

Published: 28 June 2017

From Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July, Australia celebrates the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week. We’re taking this time to celebrate and recognise the inventiveness of our Indigenous people.

Published: 26 June 2017

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

Published: 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.