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Published: 23 September 2016

The Australian Embassy Beijing is seeking applications from a suitably qualified Legal Officer to support Australia's first IP Counsellor in China at the Australian Embassy in Beijing.

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Published: 21 September 2016

We’ve recently made improvements to Source IP, our free digital marketplace which helps researchers and businesses connect.

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Published: 9 September 2016

We recently announced that the fee for an international type search under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will be reduced from $2200 to $950 from Monday 10 October 2016. This is a significant fee reduction which will benefit inventors and businesses who are looking to progress their innovations.

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Published: 1 September 2016

Last week we released the new IP Australia Corporate Plan 2016 – 2020. The Plan articulates how we will achieve our vision of creating a world leading IP system building prosperity for Australia.

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Published: 31 August 2016

We've now released the online version of the Plant breeder's rights (PBR) examiner’s manual of practice and procedure.

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Published: 24 August 2016

With the Governor-General signing the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Fee review) Regulation 2016 on 17 August 2016, we can now confirm that the fee changes will take effect from 12am AEDT, 10 October 2016.

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Published: 11 August 2016

IP Australia has made the decision to decommission PCT-SAFE as a mode of filing PCT applications. The withdrawal of this mode of filing will take effect on 1 September 2016.

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Published: 8 August 2016

Valuing your intellectual property (IP), protecting your creative business from copycats and what makes an investor friendly start-up are just some of the topics covered in the latest issue of our magazine, IP – your business edge.

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Published: 3 August 2016

IP Australia would like to thank everyone who contributed to the review of our proposed fee changes. These proposed fee changes will support IP Australia’s innovation policy to support small business and are consistent with our red-tape reduction initiatives.

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Published: 27 July 2016
Following user research conducted as a part of our recent website redesign and transition to electronic correspondence, we’re redesigning our correspondence sent to customers across all intellectual property (IP) rights.
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