Business resources

Protecting your great ideas with intellectual property (IP) rights can lead to lasting benefits for your growing business. Here's some useful resources to help you get started.

IP basics
Use our factsheets to get an easy-to-understand overview of registered IP rights and the tools you can use to protect and grow a successful business.
Choosing the right IP tool
If you aren't sure what type of IP right you need, our tool can help you choose what's best for you.
TM checker
Once you've decided what type of IP right you need, you'll have to make sure the idea isn't already protected. To make it easier to check if a trade mark is available, we're piloting our free TM Checker tool.
Non-disclosure agreements
Make sure you have a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in place before you tell a third party about your ideas. Use our NDA generator tool to produce the right one for your needs.

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Case studies

Here's how Australian businesses are working with the intellectual property system to protect and commercialise their ideas. 

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Our webinars provide useful information on a wide range of topics relating to the four types of IP rights we administer. Join us to learn, discuss and ask questions.

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Types of IP

There are four types of IP you can register through IP Australia.