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Published: 18 January 2022

We are launching the ‘beta’ of the new IP Australia website and we want your feedback on this new experience.

  • Corporate
Published: 14 December 2021

Our latest research is an essential tool for policy makers and investors, as it breaks down the relationship between SMEs’ IP activity and the potential to achieve high growth in employment and turnover.

  • Corporate
Published: 3 December 2021

Our office will be closing for Christmas at 5.00 pm AEDT on Friday, 24 December 2021. We will re-open at 9.00 am AEDT on Tuesday, 4 January 2022. Our call centre will also be closed during this time.

Our online services will continue to be available. This means you will still be able to file new applications and manage your existing rights online.

  • Corporate
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Plant breeder's rights
Australian Trade Mark Search
Published: 3 December 2021

Under the Trade Marks Act 1995, the Registrar is required to advertise the outcomes, actions and status points of applications. These advertisements currently take place in the Australian Official Journal of Trade Marks via a daily publication of a PDF version of the Official Journal of Trade Marks, available on the IP Australia website.

  • Trade marks
Published: 17 November 2021

The Australian and New Zealand Governments are conducting a review into the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Regulatory Regime.

  • Corporate
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
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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