We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our Intellectual Property Government Open Data – IPGOD2020 – is now available on data.gov.au.
Counterfeit goods are costing Australian businesses which is why we teamed up with the National Rugby League (NRL) to trial our new Trust Badge, a digital stamp of authenticity.
IP Australia is changing some of our fees to ensure we continue to recover our costs from administering intellectual property (IP) rights and their associated legislation. The changes to our fees will commence from 12am AEDT, 1 October 2020*.
We are seeking your views on an exposure draft of the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill and Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Regulations (‘draft legislation’).
IP Australia is pleased to announce a new arrangement with American Express, that now sees IP Australia accepting American Express as an alternative payment method.
This week IP Australia officially launched our new Customer Service Charter (CSC). The new CSC was developed following a review in late 2019. Over 100 key stakeholders provided feedback during the review process, and the result is a vastly streamlined and simplified CSC.
As part of IP Australia’s response to the COVID-19 situation, changes to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Fee Exemptions) Regulations 2020, have been made.
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.