Shark Tank
Published: 17 June 2016

Shark Tank Australia is back for a second season. Budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. We’ll be following Shark Tank each week and doing a wrap up of the role intellectual property played, or could play from each episode.

  • Corporate
IP Australia Crest
Published: 20 May 2016

Only updates which adhere to Caretaker Conventions will occur to this website until the result of the election has been determined.

  • Corporate
Published: 19 May 2016

This week we launched our virtual assistant (VA) as part of our plan to continuously improve our online content, visual elements, tools and resources.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
Published: 10 May 2016

From Friday 1 July, we will stop collecting Madrid Export fees and accepting some forms on behalf of WIPO.

  • Corporate
Published: 10 May 2016

Our vision is to make intellectual property (IP) systems both in Australia and overseas more robust and to harmonise the criteria for what is registerable IP across the world through high quality patent examination. To reach these goals, we’re committed to improving the quality of patent examination and we believe this begins with the quality of training patent examiners receive.

  • Patents
Published: 10 May 2016

China is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for Australian businesses exporting overseas, and now these businesses can have the confidence to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) in China with expert guidance from an IP Counsellor.

  • Corporate
Published: 6 May 2016

On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government responded to the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) report on the Review of the Designs System.

  • Corporate
  • Designs
Published: 4 May 2016

We are currently seeking input from Australian and New Zealand intellectual property (IP) professionals, and other interested parties, about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.

  • Patents
Virtual Assistant
Published: 2 May 2016

We will soon launch a new online tool for our customers – a Virtual Assistant you can ask common trade mark questions to and receive an answer quickly and clearly.

  • Trade marks
Startups collaborating
Published: 23 March 2016

Are you a small business who uses contracted staff or external agencies to develop products, services or other IP? If so, we want to hear from you!

  • Corporate
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Plant breeder's rights