Published: 26 June 2019

IP Australia has released two economic research papers which provide new evidence for how Australia’s intellectual property (IP) systems are used. The first study explores the extent to which Australia’s trade mark register is cluttered with out-of-use or overly broad trade marks. The second study reveals which Australian industries make intensive use of registered design rights, and how Australia’s design economy compares to those of our international peers.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
Published: 30 May 2019

Catriona was one of the finalists in Nesta’s Tipping Point Prize, describing the work of the Australian Cell Design Network.

  • Patents
Published: 23 May 2019

IP Australia, with its partner Agile Digital, has won three awards for Smart Trade Mark

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
Published: 26 April 2019

IP Australia’s latest initiative, the Intellectual Property Data Platform, enables researchers and policy makers to investigate and interrogate data in a powerful cloud-based analytical environment to make decisions and to create economic and policy insights involving IP rights, trade and innovation.

  • Corporate
  • Trade marks
Published: 11 April 2019

We’re pleased to release the seventh edition of the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report, now with enhanced data visualisations.

  • Corporate
  • Patents
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Plant breeder's rights
Published: 5 April 2019

IP Australia is conducting a fee review. This review is your opportunity to have your say on our fees and fee structure.

  • Corporate
Published: 4 April 2019

Consultation has now closed on the exposure draft of the Trade Marks Amendment (Division of International Registrations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019.

  • Trade marks
Published: 26 March 2019

We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of trade mark application filings. As a result, there are currently delays in the examination of trade marks.

  • Trade marks
Published: 26 March 2019

New regulations that will simplify the filing of translations of patent documents will come into effect on 25 September 2019, following the registration of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 (“the Regulations”) on the Federal Register of Legislation on 25 March 2019.

  • Patents
  • Designs
Published: 20 February 2019

IP legislation improvements come into effect on 24 February 2019, which will:

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