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Useful organisations

IP Australia

IP Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for the administration of patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeders' rights system in Australia. Its main site includes links to general information material in respect of patents, trade marks and designs, as well as other areas of intellectual property. It also has links to search engines and databases fir these main areas of IP.

The website is

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible the development and administration of Australia's international trade policy. Its website includes links to comprehensive sites on the intellectual property provisions of Australia's free trade agreements, including in particular that with the United States.

The website is

Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP)

The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) is an independent body appointed by the government, and advises the Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources on intellectual property matters and the strategic administration of IP Australia. The Council was established in 1994.

The website is

The Australian Domain Name Administration (auDA)

auDA was established by the Commonwealth Government in December 2000. auDA is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the au. Domain space, and performs the following functions:
  • develops and implements domain name policy
  • licences second level domain registry operators
  • accredits and licences registrars
  • implements consumer safeguards
  • facilitates the au. Dispute Resolution Policy.
The website is

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