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The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board disclaimer for users of the site.

Intended use of information

We provide information about the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board and its responsibilities for the benefit of all Australians and New Zealanders.

While we make every effort to make sure the information in this website is accurate and informative, the information does not take the place of professional advice.

We do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage caused by use of the information provided in our website.

The information may include the views or recommendations of third parties and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board or indicate a commitment to a particular course of action.

Quality of information

We make every effort to provide quality information in our website. However we do not provide any guarantees, and assume no legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information.

Professional advice recommended

The information in this website should not be used as a substitute for the specific advice and assistance from such bodies as educational institutions in respect of accredited courses, immigration authorities in respect of citizenship or legal advice in respect of disciplinary issues. We strongly recommend that such advice and assistance be obtained before you take any decisions on possible actions under relevant legislation.

The intellectual property laws, education regimes, and so on, in other countries are different from those in Australia. You should consult an appropriate professional body, or the Board, if foreign requirements or qualifications may affect you.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. We provide these to help you find more information. The linked websites do not necessarily reflect:

  • The views of Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board

  • Our commitment to a particular course of action.

We are careful in selecting the websites we link to, but we are not responsible for and do not necessarily endorse their information. You need to make your own decisions about the accuracy, currency, and reliability of information in linked websites.


We are not liable for any interference with or damage to your computer system, software or data occurring in connection with, or relating to, this website or its use.

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We recommend you exercise your own skill and care with respect to the use of this website and that you carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the web site for your purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

The material on this website may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of IP Australia, or indicate our commitment to a particular course of action.

We make no statements of the law

Unless specific provisions of legislation are quoted, we do not make statements of the law in relation to any matter. The comments about the law contained in this website are summaries that may not be comprehensive or complete.

If you wish to know the law, you should either go to the relevant legislation or obtain advice from a qualified professional, such as a solicitor, patent or trade marks attorney.