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Published:
26 April 2019

IP Australia’s latest initiative, the Intellectual Property Data Platform, enables researchers and policy makers to investigate and interrogate data in a powerful cloud-based analytical environment to make decisions and to create economic and policy insights involving IP rights, trade and innovation.

Published:
11 April 2019

We’re pleased to release the seventh edition of the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report, now with enhanced data visualisations.

Published:
5 April 2019

IP Australia is conducting a fee review. This review is your opportunity to have your say on our fees and fee structure.

Tuesday 14th May at 12:00pm - Tuesday 14th May at 1:00pm

Our trade marks webinar explains the basics of trade mark protection, what can and can’t be trade marked and what to consider before you invest in your brand. You will also learn how to register for a trade mark should you decide to apply.

Wednesday 29th May at 12:00pm - Wednesday 29th May at 1:00pm

If you have an idea worth protecting our patents webinar will help you to understand what you need to know to protect your product or invention.

Wednesday 12th June at 12:00pm - Wednesday 12th June at 1:00pm

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.

Published:
19 March 2019

In order to understand the impact of legal decisions such as D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc. [2015] HCA 35 (‘Myriad’) on genetic diagnostic testing, IP Australia commissioned the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania to undertake an investigation into this area.

Published:
20 December 2018

It’s the people that make any workplace a success. That’s why we’ve decided to run a short series where we focus the spotlight on some of our remarkable staff. Here we feature this year’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship recipient Janette Yeung.

Published:
29 November 2018

We take you through the technical details of the second edition release of IPGOD 2018 and our new data product IPLORD.

Public consultations

As part of our commitment to improving our agency and the Australian intellectual property system, we regularly call for submissions from the public.

You can stay informed about our public consultations here.

We have also published a beta version of a register of issues that IP Australia is considering or working on for policy action or legislative amendment. You can view the register, comment on individual issues or submit new issues.

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