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Business Tasmania

IP protection

Almost every business has some Intellectual Property (IP), whether in the form of their name or brand for trademarking, unique products or services that could be eligible for patenting, or simple copyright that exists in original content you’ve created. That IP is part of the value of your business, and it is important that you understand what you need to protect.

Everything your business needs to know about IP

If you want to know more about protecting your IP, IP Australia has launched some new initiatives to help you navigate the patent process.

The new initiatives include:

  • a dedicated Small/Medium Enterprise (SME) portal where you can access tailored digital products, including IP 101 & Trade Mark 101 webinars, and useful toolkits;
  • case studies to illustrate processes, ranging from IP basics through to more complex issues including enforcement and commercialisation;
  • SME Fast Track for any SME to fast track their patent application at no additional cost; and
  • an SME Case Management service particularly aimed at SMEs who may not yet have legal representation, providing dedicated IP Australia subject matter experts to assist at any stage of the patent process.
  • IP Australia has a new online tool to help small businesses check trade mark availability and file an application.

Find out more by visiting the SME Portal.

Obligation free patent and trade mark attorney appointments

The Tasmanian Government has a confidential and obligation free visiting patent and trade mark attorney program.

You can access that service at the following links: