The New Zealand Government has agreed not to continue with the proposed single application and examination processes for patents (SAP and SEP), following recommendation by the New Zealand Parliament’s Commerce Committee in July this year.
We understand that a number of our customers have been affected by the recent power outages in South Australia.
If due to this outage you have been unable to meet time requirements relating to your intellectual property rights, please contact our office to discuss your options regarding extension of time provisions.
The Australian Embassy Beijing is seeking applications from a suitably qualified Legal Officer to support Australia's first IP Counsellor in China at the Australian Embassy in Beijing.
We’ve recently made improvements to Source IP, our free digital marketplace which helps researchers and businesses connect.
We recently announced that the fee for an international type search under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) will be reduced from $2200 to $950 from Monday 10 October 2016. This is a significant fee reduction which will benefit inventors and businesses who are looking to progress their innovations.
Last week we released the new IP Australia Corporate Plan 2016 – 2020. The Plan articulates how we will achieve our vision of creating a world leading IP system building prosperity for Australia.
With the Governor-General signing the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Fee review) Regulation 2016 on 17 August 2016, we can now confirm that the fee changes will take effect from 12am AEDT, 10 October 2016.
IP Australia has made the decision to decommission PCT-SAFE as a mode of filing PCT applications. The withdrawal of this mode of filing will take effect on 1 September 2016.
Valuing your intellectual property (IP), protecting your creative business from copycats and what makes an investor friendly start-up are just some of the topics covered in the latest issue of our magazine, IP – your business edge.