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Published: 24 November 2016

We are seeking input from interested parties about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.
The aim of these proposed changes is to align and streamline the processes for obtaining, maintaining and challenging IP rights.

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Published: 2 November 2016

Following a recent evaluation of our IP – your business edge magazine, we will be moving to a digital first approach by producing a biannual online magazine and only one annual print magazine.

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Published: 1 November 2016

We recently announced that IP Australia is

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Published: 14 October 2016

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.

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Published: 29 September 2016

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.  

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Published: 23 September 2016

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.

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Published: 21 September 2016

We’ve recently made improvements to Source IP, our free digital marketplace which helps researchers and businesses connect.

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Published: 9 September 2016

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.

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Published: 1 September 2016

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.

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Published: 31 August 2016

We've now released the online version of the Plant breeder's rights (PBR) examiner’s manual of practice and procedure.

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