IP Australia


Protection of Indigenous knowledge in the intellectual property system: consultation report

IP Australia is looking at ways the intellectual property system can better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to protect and benefit from their Indigenous knowledge. This report provides a summary record of the feedback received through recent roundtables, written submissions, and an online...

Australian intellectual property report 2018

The latest statistics suggest Australia’s IP system is in good health, with demand for patents, trade marks and designs all increasing in 2017. Strong growth in non-resident applications for trade marks and designs is an indication that international businesses see Australia as an attractive market...

Australian intellectual property report 2019

The latest statistics reveal that applications for all IP rights continued to grow in 2018. Australian residents have demonstrated strong growth (around nine per cent) in applications for patents and design rights. Non-resident applications for trade marks grew particularly strongly by around 11 per cent...
Discussion paper

Indigenous knowledge: issues for protection and management

This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.

Australian intellectual property report 2017

This report focuses on the data related to IP in Australia, with discussion of the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry and a side report on University-Industry Collaboration.