Published: 12 August 2019

In June 2018 the Australian Government launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European-Union (EU). As part of the agreement, the EU are asking for Australia to protect a list of EU geographical indications (GIs).

  • Corporate
Published: 12 August 2019

A minor correction has been made to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 to ensure that it achieves its purpose of removing requirements to always file certificates of verification with translations of patent documents.

  • Corporate
Published: 5 August 2019

We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of trade mark application filings. As a result, there are currently delays in the examination of trade marks.

  • Trade marks
Published: 31 July 2019

We’re updating AusPat’s older underlying search engine in our backend system as part of an ongoing program of work to modernise and transform service delivery for the benefit of staff and customers.

  • Patents
Published: 26 July 2019

The IP Australia Corporate Plan 2019-20 has now been released.

  • Corporate
Published: 10 July 2019
We’re excited to announce that we’ve officially launched Australian Design Search.
  • Designs
Published: 26 June 2019

IP Australia has released two economic research papers which provide new evidence for how Australia’s intellectual property (IP) systems are used. The first study explores the extent to which Australia’s trade mark register is cluttered with out-of-use or overly broad trade marks. The second study reveals which Australian industries make intensive use of registered design rights, and how Australia’s design economy compares to those of our international peers.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
Published: 30 May 2019

Catriona was one of the finalists in Nesta’s Tipping Point Prize, describing the work of the Australian Cell Design Network.

  • Patents
Published: 23 May 2019

IP Australia, with its partner Agile Digital, has won three awards for Smart Trade Mark

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
Published: 26 April 2019

IP Australia’s latest initiative, the Intellectual Property Data Platform, enables researchers and policy makers to investigate and interrogate data in a powerful cloud-based analytical environment to make decisions and to create economic and policy insights involving IP rights, trade and innovation.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks