Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) represents creations of the mind or intellect that can be legally owned. Protecting it is vital to the success of your business, find out more from IP Australia.

Automatic IP rights, such as circuit layout rights and copyrights, don’t need to be formally registered.

  • Copyright
    How to legally protect your business ideas and information through copyright.
  • Circuit layout rights
    Circuit layout rights automatically protect original layout designs for integrated circuits and computer chips under the Circuit Layouts Act 1989.


Commercial strategies

Commercial strategies for protecting your IP are useful for when it is unlikely to result in a registered right, or when you want to retain exclusive use of the IP beyond the term of a patent.Read more about Queensland Intellectual Property from the Qld Gov site