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IP Australia

Industry, Science and Resources
IP Australia is the entity responsible for administering Australia's IP rights system, specifically patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. IP Australia's vision is to create a world leading IP system building prosperity for Australia. 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.
Appropriations 247253000
Departmental expenses 236551000
Average staffing level 1054


Key People

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

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Operate with some Independence

  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

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