What we do
We strive to continuously improve the way we deliver our products and services. Here's some of the things that help us achieve this.
To make sure we are providing you with what you need, it's important that you tell us about:
- Your experience with us
- Our products and services.
Indigenous Knowledge initiatives
We're looking at new ways to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people protect their Indigenous Knowledge (IK). After extensive consultation, we're creating educational resources and a plan to help address the need for greater awareness and understanding about issues relating to IK.
Learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
We're continuously looking for ways to improve your experience with the Australian patents system. We’ve commissioned a ground-breaking research study into the feasibility of a patent co-design process.
Learn more about our project and how you can get involved.
To make sure we're providing a world class design rights system, we've completely reviewed our existing system to see how we could make it better.
As a result, we now have a simpler application process, an easier way to do searches and legislation changes that give more flexibility to designers. Find out more about our design initiatives and what changes you can expect next.
Plant breeder's initiatives
To help support the protection of plant varieties in Australia, we're making some changes to the plant breeder's rights (PBR) system. In consultation with our customers and PBR stakeholders, we're looking at ways of making the system better by exploring Australia’s plant breeding ecosystem and the role of PBR. Find out where we're up to.
We also conduct research about economic issues related to IP, data analysis and services.