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Published: 14 September 2021

IP Australia continues to support the global IP community by joining DESIGNview, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

  • Designs
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Published: 13 September 2021

Changes to help designers and improve the registered designs system are now law.

  • Designs
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Published: 10 September 2021

We are currently processing a high volume of new innovation patent filings. As a result, you may experience a delay in having your innovation patent granted. 

  • Corporate
  • Patents
Published: 30 August 2021

On 30 July 2021, the Federal Court found in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 that, for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), an artificial intelligence (AI) system could be named as an inventor on a patent application.

  • Patents
Published: 24 August 2021

The Australian Government, and in turn we are taking this issue seriously, activating necessary precautions in line with our Business Continuity Plan.

  • Corporate
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Published: 12 July 2021

Are you thinking about importing plant varieties from overseas? Or do you just want to learn more about protecting your new variety? We have some great advice for you.

  • Plant breeder's rights
Published: 12 July 2021

The recent Federal Court decision in Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643 (11 June 2021) considered IP Australia’s patent term extension (PTE) provisions. The decision has been appealed by the Commissioner.

  • Patents
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Published: 30 June 2021

Restrictive trade measures are increasing across G20 countries. Growing and diversifying Australia’s exports is crucial to ensuring our future as a result. Our latest research shows how Australian manufacturers use IP. In particular, how they diversify exports, navigate trade barriers and seize market opportunities.

  • Corporate
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Published: 28 May 2021

Under the Trade Marks Act 1995, the Registrar is required to advertise the outcomes, actions and status points of applications.

  • Trade marks
Published: 29 April 2021

IP Australia’s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2021 has been extended until close of business Thursday 6 May 2021. Customers who have conducted transactions with IP Australia in the past 12 months (via online services) will receive an email from ORIMA Research (the organisation administering the survey on behalf of IP Australia) with a link to complete the survey online.  

  • Corporate