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Electric waves
Published:
29 November 2018

IP Australia has released the second edition of IPGOD 2018 and a new data product Intellectual Property Longitudinal Research Data (IPLORD).

Abstract world
Published:
22 November 2018

Our new Patent Landscape Report trial provides a global snapshot of your technology, available free with international-type search requests.

Published:
16 November 2018

We are currently seeking input from interested parties on proposed changes to Australia’s IP regulations.

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Electric wave
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.

Published:
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.

Published:
26 September 2018

Certification trade marks are a great way to differentiate your products in a crowded market. With the rise in consumer education of products; awareness, choice, origins, gluten free and ethical aspects of food are becoming increasingly important.

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.

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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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