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What is a patent?
A patent is an exclusive right for a new invention.
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This will take you to our online register of patents.
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What is a patent?


A patent is an exclusive right granted by the Government for a new invention. The owner of the patent (the patentee) may then exclude others from commercialising the patented invention for up to 20 years. Read more...

The process
This is the process of applying for, and the granting of a patent. It includes the approximate times for key steps. Read more...

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