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Intellectual property

Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP)

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.

IP Australia

AusGOAL - Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework

AusGOAL provides support to government and other sectors to enable open access to publicly funded information.

Australian Governments Open Access and Licensing Framework

Intellectual property - copyright

Attorney-General's Department's index page providing general information on copyright in Australia. Also provides information on key legislation and other related websites.

Attorney-General's Department

IP Australia

IP Australia is the government agency responsible for the registration of patents, trade marks and designs. This site contains information about how to protect and gain maximum benefit from your intellectual property. The IP Australia website provides online services and search facilities, as well as a substantial list of resources and links.

IP Australia

IP for designers: the fashion industry

IP protection in the fashion industry is complex but important. This information is designed to help you understand what you need to do to maintain and defend your rights.

IP Australia

Licensing and use of Commonwealth material

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) within the Attorney-General's Department has been disbanded.

Attorney-General's Department

Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

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

Understanding intellectual property

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.

IP Australia

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