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Non-confidential submissions to IP Australia's public consultations

IP Australia Public Consultations

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IP Australia periodically commissions independent studies and conducts public consultations on various matters relating to Australia's intellectual property system. Stakeholders and interested members of the public may make submissions to the public consultations. Unless otherwise specified, submissions are non-confidential, and are available for viewing by members of the public.

Since 2011, independent studies and public consultations have been conducted on the following matters.


Topic Year Consultation Period
Fee Review 2019-2020 2019 4 April 2019-16 May 2019
Exposure Draft Trade Marks Amendment (Division of International Registrations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 2019 17 January 2019-1 March 2019
Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and other Measures) Regulations 2018 2018 16 November 2018-21 December 2018
Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and other Measures) Bill 2018 2018 21 August 2018-5 September 2018
Consultation on the Hague Agreement for Designs 2018 20 March 2018-31 May 2018

Exposure Drafts of Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill and Regulations 2017 (31 August 2017 - 17 November 2017)

2017 23 October 2017-4 December 2017
Public Consultation on several Intellectual Property (IP) matters (30 August 2017 - 17 November 2017) 2017 30 August 2017-17 November 2017
Consultation on Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 and Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Regulations 2017 2017 23 November 2016-6 February 2017
Indigenous knowledge 2016 Submissions closed Jan 2016
IP Financing 2016 Independent Study
Advisory Council on Intellectual Property's (ACIP) recommendation on the innovation patent system 2015 5 August–28 September 2015
Draft IP Toolkit Part 1 2015 January 2015--February 2015
Draft IP Toolkit Part 2 Model Contract 2015 January 2015--February 2015
Examination practice following the High Court decision in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc 2015 October 2015--November 2015
Expanded Use of Automated Processes by IP Australia 2015 15 June–15 July 2015
Streamline IP processes and support small business 2015 February 2015--April 2015
Consultation on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 - Trans-Tasman initiatives 2014 December 2014--February 2015
Consultation on the IP Toolkit - Discussion paper submissions 2014 March 2014--May 2014
Consultation on the Plant Breeder's Rights Advisory Committee 2014 September 2014--October 2014
Objects clause and patentability exclusion 2013 July 2013--September 2013
Submissions on the Pharmaceutical Patents Review Draft Report 2013 2 April–30 April 2013
Submissions on the Pharmaceutical Patents Review Issues Paper 2013 21 November 2012–21 January 2013
Submissions on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 2011 3 March–4 April 2011
'Raising the Bar' Consultation Papers 2009 March–April 2009 & November–December 2009