Published: 24 November 2016

Worldwide demand for intellectual property (IP) rights are on the rise! Data from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report shows that 5.98 million applications were filed worldwide last year, which is 15.3% more than in 2014 and represents the highest growth since 2000.

Published: 15 November 2016

According to the latest study produced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) an increasing number of women inventors were named in international patent filings over the past two decades, but the gender gap amongst inventors persists.

Published: 25 October 2016

The cost of your trade mark will depend on how many classes you select in your application, so if you select any classes that you don’t use you could be spending a lot more than you need to.

Published: 4 October 2016

Businesses tend to think of managing their intellectual property (IP) as something they will eventually get around to, not as a priority to protect their innovation or brand. Here’s news: not acting early or failing to safeguard your IP puts your business at risk.

Pantone swatches
Published: 29 September 2016

Distinctive colours have become synonymous with the brands they represent. 

Many brands rely on a colour, or a set of colours, as a way to stand out from their competitors. Think red for Coca-Cola and Qantas, blue for Facebook, and red and yellow for Surf Life Saving Australia and Vegemite.

The question is - can you legally own, or trade mark, these recognisable colours?   

What can be protected?

Published: 7 June 2019

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.

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.

Laptop in girls hand sitting on floor in colour
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.