Published: 3 September 2018

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 24 August 2018.

The Act makes several improvements to Australia’s intellectual property (IP) system.

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Michael Schwager
Published: 9 August 2018

We are pleased to advise that Michael Schwager has been appointed as the new Director General, IP Australia.

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Published: 31 July 2018

On 31 May 2018, PageUp People Limited (PageUp) announced that it was investigating a security incident.

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Published: 25 July 2018
We have created a suite of resources to assist Australian businesses entering the United States (US) market.
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Published: 23 July 2018

We are currently seeking input from interested parties on proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.

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Because of Her, We Can! NAIDOC Week 2018
Published: 9 July 2018

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.

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Published: 22 June 2018

Update on request received for an extension of duration of Plant Breeder’s Rights

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Published: 29 May 2018

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.

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Published: 15 May 2018

Our flagship open data resource, the Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD), has just had its 2018 update.

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Trade Mark Assist screens
Published: 4 May 2018
We've launched Trade Mark Assist, a tool that can help you through the process of protecting your brand in a few easy steps: Learn, search, apply.
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