We recently announced that we are improving our customer correspondence across all intellectual property rights. The next phase of our work is the release of a series of new-look Oppositions and Hearings correspondence.
From 1 July 2017, the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (PBR Act) will apply in Norfolk Island. This is in line with the Australian Government’s commitment to implement comprehensive reform in Norfolk Island, providing the people there with the same rights and responsibilities as people in the rest of Australia.
To help you turn your intellectual property (IP) into a product or service that will generate money for the economy we’ve developed a suite of online content that takes start-ups and small businesses in their early stages through the commercialisation steps they should consider.
Thank you to all who provided submissions to our recent consultation on the Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 and Regulations. IP Australia has decided to put these legislative proposals on hold, until after the Government has finalised its response to the Productivity Commission’s report into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.
Anzac Day, 25 April, goes beyond the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. It‘s the day on which we remember Australians who served and lost their lives in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
On Thursday 23 March a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IP Australia and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.
We join forces with the University of Canberra and Pegasystems to offer a new program for talented information and communications technology students.