IP Australia - helping SMEs protect their inventions

Are you considering exporting your goods or services overseas?

If you’re an innovative small to medium business (SME) you need to know how you can protect and leverage your ideas in Australia as well as overseas.
Understanding intellectual property (IP) can help you establish your market position, secure your IP rights, and ensure you don’t infringe on existing IP in that country.

IP is available to anyone, regardless of your business size.

Seeking formal protection through the patent system can seem daunting, so IP Australia has launched some new initiatives to help you navigate the patent process.

The new initiatives include:

  • a dedicated SME portal where you can access tailored digital products, including IP webinars, toolkits and information, ranging from IP basics through to more complex issues including enforcement, commercialisation and exporting
  • SME Fast Track which means any SME can fast track their Australian patent application at no additional cost
  • 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.
Via our SME portal, you can find our resources specifically designed to help you take you IP global! You can also read a range of case studies highlighting how IP has helped other SMEs to become successful here and overseas.
Through these initiatives, IP Australia is ensuring you have access to the information and support you need to successfully protect your inventions.
Find out more by visiting the SME Portal.