Declaration of Public Holidays for 2022

On 2 November 2021, the Director General of IP Australia declared, in accordance with the relevant intellectual property rights legislation, those days when the Canberra office will not be open for business. A copy of the declaration is attached.

The close-down provisions in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994Designs Act 2003Patents Act 1990Trade Marks Act 1995 and Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.

Transcript: Developing your unique brand: First Nations language and art in trade marks

Alicia Boardman:

Hello everyone. I'd like to start off today by acknowledging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. We acknowledge the traditional custodians and owners of the lands on which our agency is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and I would like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people present on today's call, and also to the lands on which you are joining us from today.

Alperstein Designs X Ngarga Warendj: IP and collaborations

Alperstein Designs collaborates with Aboriginal Artists & Art Centres around Australia, creating unique ranges of lifestyle gifts and homewares. Mick Harding, is an artist currently collaborating with Alperstein Design and belongs to Yowung-Illam-Baluk clan of the Taungurung people. In this video, you will hear from both Mick and Marc about how collaboration works and important details about ethical licensing.

Hear about Alperstein Designs and their journey to commercialisation and IP protection.

DesignByThem: IP and design

Established in 2007, DesignByThem was founded by industrial designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. Based in Australia, the company is run by designers who are dedicated to creating and producing unique products for design professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Their goal is simple: Produce great work and inspire customers with accessible, world-class design. DesignByThem use a combination of trade marks and designs to support this goal.

Hear about DesignByThem and their journey to commercialisation and IP protection.