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Published: 19 September 2016

You can now maximise your educational, business and networking opportunities by combining two world-class events in a single trip, with the inaugural IP Business Congress Australasia (IPBC) and the annual OECD-driven conference: IP Statistics for Decision Makers (IPSDM).

IP is for everyone
Published: 16 September 2016

Every day you come into contact with products that have protected intellectual property (IP). Whether it’s the brand of your bread, the armchair you sit in, the car you drive, or the shoes you wear. IP is everywhere. If you’re unsure how IP affects you, we’ve put together some of the basics many professions will want to know.

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Published: 5 September 2016

IP protection is an important business and can make or break your business. As we see more and more Australian businesses take their inventions overseas, it’s important to ensure protection of their ideas and inventions in foreign markets.

Ideas boom
Published: 2 September 2016

With initiatives worth $1.1 billion over four years, the National Innovation and Science Agenda is here to help you drive your ideas to create business growth, local jobs and global success. Here are some of the grants and assistance programs that can help.

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Published: 19 August 2016

There’s been a bit in in the media lately about current design laws being costly and out of date.

We thought we’d take the time to let you know that the Government is aware of these concerns and the Productivity Commission is currently running an inquiry into our intellectual property rights, including design rights. The final report should be released next month.

Published: 10 August 2016

In the first six months of 2016, we revamped and released a new website to the general public. Many changes were made to the content, design and structure of the site. These changes were based on research conducted in an effort to improve the ‘foot in the door’ to the agency.

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Published: 10 August 2016

The interactive National Innovation Map has been updated!
This tool can help you unlock innovation and entrepreneurship trends in your region. Did you know that inner Brisbane doubled the number of patent applicants in 2015? Darwin City has almost tripled the number of trademark applications in the same year.

Published: 10 August 2016

Today we are hosting the 11th meeting of the Whole of Government SFIA Practitioners’ Forum. This is the third time we have hosted the forum at IP Australia.

So what is SFIA? It stands for ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’. SFIA is a way of standardising the description of information and communications technology (ICT) skills. The SFIA framework helps employers identify the skills their current staff have, the skills they will require for future positions and it helps employees plan their career.

Published: 2 August 2016

We want to equip you with knowledge to make an informed decision about your IP before you do business in China. So we are embarking on building a suite of information to clear up common confusion.

Shark Tank
Published: 8 July 2016

There was a touch of fairy dust in the air with deals all round for the final episode of season two of Shark Tank Australia last night. Episode 13, the final for the season gave us a way to grow vegies for those without green thumbs, a tool to tighten the screws on workplace safety and a world of furniture at our fingertips.