Responsible for the registration of patents, trade marks and designs. Provides online services and search facilities, as well as a substantial list of resources and links.
The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) is an independent body appointed by the government, and advises the Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research on intellectual property matters and the strategic administration of IP Australia.
Provides support to government and other sectors to enable open access to publicly funded information.
Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework
Provides general information on copyright in Australia. Also provides information on key legislation and other related websites.
Members of the public or organisations who want to use Australian Government copyright material need permission from the agency that published it. Each agency is now responsible for managing copyright for material it produces. Commonwealth Copyright Administration (CCA) has been disbanded.
Gives the owner exclusive rights to commercially use, sell, direct the production, sale and distribution of, and receive royalties from the sale of plants.
The Professional Standards Board administers the regulatory and disciplinary regimes for Patent and Trade Mark attorneys in Australia.
Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Smartcopying is the official guide to copyright Issues for Australian Schools and TAFE.
National Copyright Unit
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.