The Director General is assisted by two Deputy Director Generals who manage the two divisions within IP Australia:
- The Deputy Director General of the Customer Services Division holds the statutory offices of Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade Marks, Registrar of Designs and Registrar of Plant Breeder’s Rights, and is responsible for education and awareness activities.
- The Deputy Director General of the Policy and Corporate Division is responsible for policy advice, corporate support and international engagement.
Table 3 shows IP Australia’s organisational structure.
Table 3: IP Australia organisational structure, 30 June 2021
Deputy Director General, Customer Services Division
Deputy Director General, Policy and Corporate Division
General Manager, Trade Marks and Designs
General Manager, Patents, Chemical, Plant Breeder’s Rights and Electrical
General Manager, Patents, Mechanical and Oppositions
General Manager, Customer Experience
General Manager, Governance
General Manager (Chief Financial Officer), Finance and People Services
General Manager, Policy and Stakeholders
General Manager (Chief Information Officer), Innovation and Technology