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An introduction to basic intellectual property concepts

Smart Start introduces the visitors to basic intellectual property (IP) concepts if they are starting or buying a business.

Smart Start has been structured to take into account some of the different scenarios that may face a new business, and provides case studies and useful information on what you need to know about IP when going into business.

The website has beed created by IP Australia, the federal government agency responsible for granting rights in patents, trade marks and designs. IP Australia recognises that starting a business can be daunting, and that IP issues are often misunderstood or overlooked during this important phase.


  • 10 Steps to Making Money from Smart Ideas
  • IP and Starting a Business
  • IP and Profiting from Your New Idea
  • IP and Buying a Business
  • IP Glossary