The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (the Council or ACIP) is an independent body appointed by the Australian Government, and advises the Federal Minister for Industry - and his Parliamentary Secretary - on intellectual property matters and the strategic administration of IP Australia. The Council was established in 1994.

The Council's membership reflects a cross section of interests involved with the intellectual property system. Members are drawn from the business and manufacturing sectors; research organisations; the health sector; the legal and attorney professions; government; academia; and technology and commercialisation sectors.

Current Reviews

  • ACIP releases Options Paper on the Review of the Designs System

    The Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) is seeking stakeholder comments on policy issues that address a range of possibilities for the designs system. These include technical amendments to the Designs Act, changes to harmonise Australian law with international trading partners and major reform.

  • ACIP has published its Options Paper on the Review of the Designs System and invites interested parties to make a written submission in response to the paper. These submissions close on 23 January 2015.

  • You can find out more about the ACIP Review of the Designs System and download a copy of the Options Paper.