IP Australia is committed to ensuring our intellectual property (IP) system meets the needs of Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We have a range of resources to help you navigate the IP system and to support you in successfully obtaining a patent, or consider your needs for other IP rights, such as trade marks. This includes various services designed to help you master the basics, a toolkit for when you are ready to engage an attorney, and other educational resources to help your business as it progresses through the business lifecycle.

Any questions? Ask Alex, she is found on the bottom right hand corner of this page, or contact us.

Patents 101

Check out our webinar to learn the basics of the patent application process.

SME Fast Track

Australian SMEs can request to ‘fast track’ their application and could have their standard patent examined within 8 weeks.

Patent Case Manager

A subject matter expert at any stage of your application or examination process.

IP Contract Generator

We've developed a non-disclosure agreement generator to help you develop your own contracts with ease.

Trade mark 101

Check out our webinar to learn the basics of the trade mark application process.

IP Explained

Not sure which IP right you need? Go back to basics and find out how to make IP work for your business.

Attorney Toolkit

Ready to engage an attorney? Use our toolkit.

IP for Digital Business

Get the most out of the IP in your digital business.

Taking your IP Global

Considering operating overseas? Read this first.

Case Studies

Learn from the real world success stories of Australian small business.

Understand Commercialisation

Want to make your great idea a profitable one?

Enforce your IP

Someone's infringing on your IP, what can you do?

Austrade Services

Austrade are the experts at connecting Australian business to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

Entrepreneurs' Programme

Learn how the Australian Government's Entrepreneurs' Programme can help your business.

Innovation Patent

The innovation patent is being phased out, find out more.