Patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights (PBR) all require periodic registration renewal. You must pay the appropriate renewal fees on time to maintain your IP rights
IP protects Indigenous culture and products and gives you the ability to profit from them. By protecting your IP with trade marks, design registrations and patents, your goods and services become even more valuable.
Before you apply for a patent, it is important to conduct a comprehensive search for patent information. IPAustralia's search databases provide an important first step in your patent application process.
Before committing to register a particular trade mark it is important that you conduct a comprehensive search to make sure the trade mark you want to use is available. A trade mark search will disclose both registered trademarks and trademarks applied for.
Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge and can be an invention, trade mark, a design or the practical application of your idea. Learn about IP and how it applies to you and your business.