Intellectual property advice and support
Many professional organisations can provide advice and information on IP. It is important to understand what advice you require, and to find out who can best provide that advice.
Australian Centre for IP in Agriculture (ACIPA)
Australian Copyright Council
The Australian Copyright Council is a non-profit organisation, partly funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. It supports a creative Australia through providing information and advice on copyright.
Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration
The Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration specifically aimed at helping businesses and researchers set up collaborations, and includes guides, tools and model contracts.
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)
The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) protects rights of creators of original literary, musical and artistic works under Australian law.
The Copyright Agency is a non-profit rights management organisation for creators.
Department of Communications and the Arts
The Department of Communications and the Arts provides information on copyright.
IP Australia has published Fashion Rules (PDF, 1.2MB) - a guide to intellectual property for Australia's clothing and fashion design industry.
IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers IP rights and legislation relating to: patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder's rights. IP Australia also provides information on confidentiality and trade secrets .
Intellectual property info kit
The intellectual property info kit is a Queensland Government searchable, detailed guide to commercialising your IP and common terms used.
The Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia
The Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia is a representative body for Australian patent and trademark attorneys. This site provides the latest news and resource information about patent and trademark law in Australia.
The Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (Cth)
The Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (Cth) provides for the granting of proprietary rights to breeders of certain new varieties of plants and fungi.
The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board
A directory of registered attorneys is published by the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board—a group that administers the patent attorney professions in Australia and New Zealand and the trademarks profession in Australia.