Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. IP Australia is a listed entity within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, but operates independently of the Department on financial matters and with some degree of autonomy on other matters. IP Australia includes office holders as specified under the Designs Act 2003, the Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994, the Patents Act 1990 and the Trade Marks Act 1995.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality


  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Other Economic Affairs

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Operate with some Independence

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

    13 February 1904

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