Streamlined process for trans-tasman patents
5 Jul 2011
Inventors in Australia and New Zealand can look forward to a faster, cheaper and more streamlined trans-Tasman patent process, as announced today by Australia's Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, and the New Zealand Commerce Minister, Simon Power.
The Ministers have agreed to an implementation plan that will deliver a single application process for both countries by early 2013, and a single patent examination by June 2014.
More information about the Trans-Tasman Patents Implementation Plan.
Last Updated: 29/11/2012