This year’s NAIDOC Week theme 'Because of Her, We Can!' recognises the active and significant role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play - at the community, local, state and national levels. We put a spotlight on some of Australia's top indigenous innovators.
As the end of the financial year approaches we often see an increase in reports of false billing and unsolicited invoices being sent to IP rights owners. It is important to know you are NOT obliged to pay their fees.
If you’re an innovative small or medium enterprise (SME), the Australian Government would like to hear from you. The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) has opened a consultation on commercialising intellectual capital.
We’re migrating our older electronic patent records in our backend systems as part of an ongoing program of work to modernise and transform service delivery for the benefit of customers and staff.
Our annual flagship publication, the Australian IP Report, shows 2017 was a strong year for trade mark and design applications. The report sets out trends and analysis on the use of the IP system by Australians in 2017.
Amendments to the New Zealand Patents Regulations 2014, Trade Mark Regulations 2003, Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012, and Design Regulations 1954 have entered into force as of 5 April 2018.