Support and key industry portals
1. Business support
The current restrictions on movements and gatherings due to the public health emergency have led to an enormous impact on business, not-for-profits, governments and, of course, employees. Federal, State and Local Government programs have been rapidly introduced to help ameliorate the impact and, it is hoped, help the economy to grow again once the public health emergency has passed.
These programs are being introduced regularly and RDA Sydney will not attempt to maintain a register of all details as they will quickly become out of date. For the latest up-to-date support initiatives from Government please see the following:
1. Federal Government - business.gov.au
2. NSW Government - service.nsw.gov.au
3. Local Governments in Sydney Region - see links here
2. Industry portals
Businesses that are interested in opportunities to supply goods and services to fight the pandemic can consider the following portals:
1. NSW Government Emergency Supplies Registration Portal - The NSW Government would like to hear from suppliers that have the capacity to provide critical supplies, raw materials or manufacturing capability to produce critical supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.
2. Advance Manufacturing Growth Centre - has a register devised to capture expressions of interest from Australian based manufacturers and individuals looking to assist with supply of goods, services or knowledge in tackling the current COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.
3. Industry Capability Network - ICN has established this portal as a forum for managing supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, including identifying gaps in the supply chain and how we can facilitate local businesses that can help fill these gaps.
3. Information and Support for Businesses affected by COVID19
4. Introducing the Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline from the Australian Government
IP Australia have established a free support and assistance service for small to medium Australian businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and want more information about trade mark registration in this new environment.
It is suitable for businesses who have changed or expanded their business offerings due to pandemic effects on the marketplace, and specifically for those who are interested in understanding the options available to them around trade mark registration.