IP legislation changes
We continually undertake intellectual property (IP) law reviews. These reviews often result in changes to IP legislation with the aim of improving the robustness of IP in Australia.
We are currently working on several IP legislation, or reform, changes. They are:
- IP Laws Amendment Bill 2013 (NEW)
- IP Laws Amendment Act 2012
- Review of Pharmaceutical Patents
- Indigenous Knowledge
Why change anything?
Intellectual property is the currency of today's knowledge economy.
In order to strike a balance between public and private interests, the IP system must support and encourage innovation. The purpose of the IP legislation changes is to make improvements to the legislation that covers IP rights.
Last Updated: 30/5/2013