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21 October 2020

Protecting intellectual property (IP) assets before you enter new markets can strengthen your business' competitive advantage and significantly reduce the risk of IP breaches. The study into the experience of Australian firms enforcing their IP rights in Asia, run by the Export Council of Australia, is now available.

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19 October 2020

At IP Australia, our aim is to help businesses grow and prosper through the delivery of timely and robust IP rights. We’re committed to continually improving our services, and throughout 2020, we’ve implemented a range of initiatives to improve the quality and consistency of our searches and examinations.

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15 October 2020

We heard what you had to say in our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey and in response we are making some changes to our patent examination reports.

2 October 2020

The replacement of eServices is now well underway with our new platform for online services now available to all customers!


Patent Examiner recruitment webinar

IP Australia is a government agency with a passion for bright ideas. If you get excited by creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies, you should consider applying for a job with us.

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The Australian Government has opened public consultation on a possible new Australian geographical indications

Advanced Trade Marks Enforcement webinar

Applying for a trade mark is a great way to give your business a leg up but it’s important to protect it afterwards as well.


In this webinar you'll hear from the team about:


Sunday 5th December

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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.

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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.

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29 November 2018

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

10 October 2018

Noel Chambers, CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), explains the value of our latest Patent Analytics Hub report in this guest blog.

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It may feel like you’re traversing a minefield in cross country skis when you go to register your trade mark but it really shouldn’t be a difficult

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