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  • Fee review 2019-2020

    We last reviewed our fees in the 2015-16 financial year. IP Australia’s 2019-2020 fee review reflects our commitment to ensuring our cost recovery arrangements continue to be in line with the Australian Government Charging Framework and that our fees are consistent, transparent and recover the... More
    Closed 16 May 2019
  • Implementing accepted recommendations from ACIP’s Review of the Designs System

    From 31 October to 20 December 2019 we sought your views on policy issues that would implement accepted recommendations from the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) Review of the Designs System . This consultation has now closed. IP Australia is... More
    Closed 20 December 2019
  • Customer Service Charter review

    IP Australia is committed to delivering world leading IP services that are modern, effective and efficient and ensure all Australians benefit from great ideas. Our Customer Service Charter provides an overview of how we will meet customer expectations for IP rights administration. Our aim is to... More
    Closed 6 March 2020
  • Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020

    From 23 July 2020 to 28 August 2020 we sought your views on an exposure draft of the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 and the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Regulations 2020 (collectively the ‘draft... More
    Closed 28 August 2020
  • Patents Manual of Practice and Procedure (PMPP) Evaluation - survey for IP Professionals

    IP Australia is evaluating our Patent Manual of Practice and Procedure (PMPP) and we are looking to understand how you use the Manual, how useful it is, and how it could be improved. The aim of the evaluation is to develop a framework of principles to develop the PMPP into a... More
    Closed 27 November 2020
  • Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement: Consultation on a Possible New Geographical Indications Right

    The Australian Government has opened public consultations on a possible new geographical indications (GI) right. In June 2018 the Australian Government launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union... More
    Closed 30 November 2020
  • Enhance and Enable - Indigenous Knowledge Consultations 2021

    This consultation is now closed. Join our mail list to receive updates as the work progresses. IP Australia consulted on options to enhance Australia’s IP system to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to benefit from and protect their Indigenous... More
    Closed 31 May 2021
  • Proposed changes to UPOV Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties

    IP Australia is participating in the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties (UPOV) working group established to consider revisions to the Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties under the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention. The proposed changes , drafted by the UPOV... More
    Closed 6 October 2021
  • Designs Instruments Consultation

    Introduction Currently, after a design application has met its minimum filing requirements it proceeds to a formalities assessment. For these assessments, design applications are currently dealt with in part by the requirements in Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations... More
    Closed 30 November 2021
  • Regulator Performance Omnibus Bill 2022

    The Australian Government has released the draft Regulator Performance Omnibus Bill, and is calling for submissions to ensure it is informed by business and community expectations of regulators. The Bill updates or removes outdated administrative provisions across Commonwealth legislation... More
    Closed 14 January 2022
  • Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board Regulation Reform Public Consultation

    In March 2013, the Governments of Australia and New Zealand entered into an Arrangement for Trans-Tasman Regulation of Patent Attorneys (Arrangement). The Arrangement aimed to provide a joint registration regime for patent attorneys to practise in Australia and New Zealand. The Arrangement... More
    Closed 2 February 2022
  • Stand-alone Legislation for Indigenous Knowledge: Interim Scoping Study Consultations

    As part of the Australian Government commitment to establish stand-alone legislation to protect Indigenous Knowledge, its Indigenous Knowledge Working Group is conducting a scoping study on potential elements of stand-alone legislation that would support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... More
    Opened 5 October 2022
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