I need to protect my intellectual property (IP) overseas. How do I do this?
Intellectual property (IP) protection is an important
part of any international business strategy.
IP Australia - the Australian Government agency that
administers Australia’s intellectual property (IP)
rights system - has information on
and the different types, specifically:
IP Australia has a useful
guide to protecting your intellectual property
which can serve as a first step in planning your IP
protection strategy. It also has guides to
protecting your IP in overseas markets including China, Canada, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the EU and the USA
It is important to remember that obtaining professional advice is critical
to effective IP protection. IP lawyers and consultants can assist any
business to register a trade mark, patent, or copyright protection, and
implement a complete intellectual property strategy, from creation through
to enforcement. The
Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)
is the representative body for Australian patent and trade mark attorneys
and provides a 'Find an Attorney' service on its website.