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You’ve got a product, it’s new, unique and you want to make sure no one else copies it. Where do you start? Firstly, keep it secret until you decide how you want to protect it. A registered design will allow you to protect the shape, pattern, configuration and/or decoration of your product, but it must be original.Our understanding designs webinar will explain how a registered design will help you to protect the look of your product. It will also give you the tools you need to help you apply for a design.

What you will learn at this workshop:

This webinar focuses specifically on the amendments to the Designs Act that came into effect on 10 March 2022. Including the introduction of the 12-month grace period, simplifying the process of registration, and streamlining the process for changing formal requirements for design applications. This webinar shows scenarios and examples regarding these changes.

IP Australia and WIPO

Are you thinking of filing an international registration using the Madrid System? Have you already filed and received an irregularity notice from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)?

Watch this webinar to hear experts from IP Australia and WIPO review the common classification of goods and services errors and provide guidance on how you can avoid receiving an irregularity notice.

Your brand is your identity; it’s how your customers know who you are. This could be your business name, logo or a catchy slogan. The more successful your business, the more valuable your brand becomes, so it’s worth protecting.

A registered business name won’t stop your competitors from copying your brand, only a trade mark gives you the legal right to stop others from using it. Protecting your brand can be one of the best investments your business can make, but is it the right decision for your business?

Protecting intellectual property (IP) should be a key part of any business strategy for China. Join David Bennett, IP Australia’s former Beijing-based IP Counsellor, and Emily Ma, Austrade's Shanghai Landing Pad Manager, for a webinar on what you can do to protect your IP in China. This webinar is suitable for Australians doing business with China, as well as Australian business and legal advisors.

This webinar will cover:

Advanced Trade Marks Enforcement webinar

Applying for a trade mark is a great way to give your business a leg up but it’s important to protect it afterwards as well. Effective enforcement of your trade mark is necessary to maintain its value, deter potential infringement and attract commercial value.

In this short webinar, you will learn:

You've got a trade mark, but what if it's being challenged?

This webinar will explain trade mark oppositions and hearings and provide you with the tools you will need if your trade mark is being opposed.

In this webinar you will learn:

Patent Examiner recruitment webinar

IP Australia is a government agency with a passion for bright ideas. If you get excited by creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies, you should consider applying for a job with us.

In this webinar, you will learn more about the application process, what is involved in patent examination and what training is included.


Understanding plant breeder's rights

Are you developing a new plant variety? You may want to protect your IP with a plant breeder’s right (PBR).  

Did you know that a PBR protects plant breeders and gives you a commercial monopoly for a period of time?

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of:

  • what PBRs are
  • what can be registered
  • the basics of applying
  • how to decide if a PBR is right for your business.