Published: 30 August 2021

On 30 July 2021, the Federal Court found in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 that, for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), an artificial intelligence (AI) system could be named as an inventor on a patent application.

  • Patents
Published: 24 August 2021

The Australian Government, and in turn we are taking this issue seriously, activating necessary precautions in line with our Business Continuity Plan.

  • Corporate
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Published: 12 July 2021

Are you thinking about importing plant varieties from overseas? Or do you just want to learn more about protecting your new variety? We have some great advice for you.

  • Plant breeder's rights
Published: 12 July 2021

The recent Federal Court decision in Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643 (11 June 2021) considered IP Australia’s patent term extension (PTE) provisions. The decision has been appealed by the Commissioner.

  • Patents
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Published: 30 June 2021

Restrictive trade measures are increasing across G20 countries. Growing and diversifying Australia’s exports is crucial to ensuring our future as a result. Our latest research shows how Australian manufacturers use IP. In particular, how they diversify exports, navigate trade barriers and seize market opportunities.

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Published: 29 April 2021

IP Australia’s annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2021 has been extended until close of business Thursday 6 May 2021. Customers who have conducted transactions with IP Australia in the past 12 months (via online services) will receive an email from ORIMA Research (the organisation administering the survey on behalf of IP Australia) with a link to complete the survey online.  

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Published: 29 April 2021

We’re pleased to announce the ninth edition of the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report is now available. 

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Published: 29 April 2021

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our Intellectual Property Government Open Data – IPGOD2021 – is now available on data.gov.au.

  • Corporate
Published: 6 April 2021

The latest update to our new online services is supporting a better experience for our trade mark customers.

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  • Trade marks
Melbourne Design Week is across 26 March to 5 April this year. Visit over 300 exhibitions, talks, tours and workshops in Victoria and online.
Published: 9 March 2021

We want to better connect designers with the IP resources they need now and have partnered with the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Fashion Council to host a series of events.

  • Designs