Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting many of our customers, and Australian businesses are quickly learning to adapt to their changing circumstances.
Good quality patent examination is a key foundation of a credible patent system. It clearly defines the scope of legal protection and parameters of a patent and provides confidence to applicants in making commercial decisions based on the examination outcomes.
At IP Australia, we’ve been thinking about how to pivot our technical and scientific expertise to help fight the global pandemic. Today we are pleased to release a package of patent information products to help researchers and decision-makers identify know-how, supply and manufacturing capability in COVID-19.
We’re pleased to announce the eighth edition of the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report is now available.
The Australian Government, and in turn IP Australia is taking this issue seriously, activating necessary precautions in line with our Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) were registered on 3 April 2020.
IP Australia continues to support the global IP community by joining TMView, an initiative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). TMView is an online tool which allows users to perform word and image searches for trade marks from 74 participating IP offices around the world.
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 26 February 2020 and is now law.