IP Australia

Event Networking Sponsor

IP Australia’s purpose is to ensure Australians benefit from great ideas. We achieve this through the administration of the IP rights system, regulation of patent and trade mark attorneys, educating customers on the role of IP in their business, and providing advice to the Australian Government to better shape the IP rights system domestically and internationally.

IP rights facilitate creativity, innovation, and the diffusion of ideas, giving local businesses the tools and legal protection to navigate the commercialisation landscape.

To help small businesses register their IP we’ve developed a free online tool called TM Checker. Customers can enter their brand name, phrase or logo to see similar registered trade marks, and check if their branding is eligible. A registered trade mark gives exclusive rights in Australia for 10 years and can be renewed indefinitely.

For further information, visit IP Australia  or email outreach@ipaustralia.gov.au.