Published: 20 July 2016

Our new intellectual property rights search systems are going to transform the way you search, and they’re just around the corner….

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
IP Australia Crest
Published: 15 July 2016

On 13 July, the New Zealand Parliament’s Commerce Select Committee recommended to the New Zealand Parliament that it should not continue with the Single Application and Examination Processes for patents (SAP and SEP). IP Australia is now awaiting a decision on the recommendation from the New Zealand Government.

  • Corporate
Published: 12 July 2016

Last year the Full Federal Court clarified principles to be applied to computer implemented business methods and related subject matter. In response, we have updated our patent examination manual and conducted training to provide a more consistent understanding of the law and how it should be applied.

  • Patents
Published: 29 June 2016

Your Virtual Assistant, Alex, has been helping to answer your trade mark questions for more than four weeks now. We’d like to thank you for your help in assisting to train Alex, as every question asked improves the answers provided.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
Trade mark IP right brand
Published: 28 June 2016

This Saturday 2 July 2016 marks 110 years since the Commonwealth Trade Marks Act 1905 came into operation. To celebrate, we take a look at the history of Australian trade marks and some iconic Aussie brands.

  • Trade marks
Published: 24 June 2016

We're proud to announce that the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Pilot Program between us and the European Patent Office (EPO) will commence on Friday 1 July 2016.

  • Patents
Published: 20 June 2016

From Friday 1 July the Australian Government is introducing new food labels to make it clearer where the products you buy are produced, grown, made or packed.

  • Trade marks
Published: 16 June 2016

We have 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 Thursday 1 September 2016.

  • Patents
GovHack 2016
Published: 10 June 2016

This year we’re the lead agency sponsor for GovHack 2016 as part of our commitment to contribute to Australian innovation, collaborate with start-ups and entreprenurs and share IP Government Open Data.

  • Corporate
Florist owners on laptop
Published: 6 June 2016

From Friday 1 July 2016, plant breeder’s rights (PBR) customers can expect to see changes to the correspondence you receive in relation to your PBR application.

  • Plant breeder's rights