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Australia general info

Australia or the Commonwealth of Australia is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country with the total area of 7,692,024 km2. The neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The capital of Australia is Canberra, while Sydney is the largest city.


IP Legal Base in Australia

Patents Act
Patent Regulations
Trade Marks Act
Trade Marks Regulations
Designs Act
Designs Regulations
Plant Breeder's Rights Act
Plant Breeder's Rights Regulations


International organizations/agreements

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Patent Law Treaty
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks Trademark Law Treaty
Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property


Patent Office Contact Details

IP Australia
Ground Floor
Discovery House
47 Bowes Street
Phillip ACT 2606
Phone: +61 (2) 6283 2999
Fax: +61 (2) 6285 4731


IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Australia are available in the fee calculator


Brief summary is based on the information provided by PIPERS on 23.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with Australian IP Laws