The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia is the representative body for Australian patent and trade mark attorneys.

This site provides the latest news and resource information about patent and trade mark law in Australia.

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Hawthorn VIC 3122 Australia

PO Box 419 Hawthorn
VIC 3122 Australia

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About IPTA

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) is the peak professional body representing Australian patent and trademark attorneys.

With 857 Members (of which 506 are Fellows), IPTA aims to:

  • Promote improvements in patent, trademark, logo, design and copyright laws and regulations.
  • Frame and establish by-laws and a code of ethics for patent and trademark attorneys and other members.
  • Encourage communication between members, allowing them to exchange professional ideas and knowledge on patents, trade marks and copyright issues, and to gather and disseminate professional knowledge.
  • Promote training and educational status of patent and trademark attorneys, and to maintain highest standards of professional conduct and knowledge.
  • Help settle disputes between IPTA practitioners, and between practitioners and clients.
  • For intellectual property (IP) creators and users, IPTA offers qualified professional attorneys, abiding by a code of ethics, with links to colleagues overseas who can help with international registration of patents and trademarks.
  • For Members, IPTA offers training and accreditation to the highest standards, and helps settle disputes between attorneys, and between attorneys and their clients.
  • For the IP creators and users, IPTA offers the highest level of professional advice on all matters relating to patents, trademarks and training for patent and trade marks attorneys.
  • For the media IPTA provides an independent, one-stop location for information and comment on patents and trade marks, on the Institute itself, issues relating to international patents and trademarks and the effects of free trade agreements on Australian patents and trademarks.

Learn more about IPTA:

The Institute Council
The History of IPTA
Benefits of Membership
Membership Levels and Requirements
Membership Forms

Click to download the Memorandum and Articles of Association