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.
Type of Body
A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity
GFS Sector Classification
Established By / Under
PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
GFS Function / Sector Reported
Other Economic Affairs
PS Act Body
Yes - Operate with some Independence
13 February 1904