Published: 22 October 2019

We are experiencing a significant increase in the number of trade mark application filings. As a result, there are currently delays in the examination of trade marks.

  • Trade marks
Published: 15 October 2019

Have your say! Are you exporting, manufacturing or doing business in Asia?

We invite you to take part in a survey to share your experience with IP in Asia. We’re seeking information on the strategies you used to protect your IP, where you looked for information, who guided you, and what the outcomes were.

  • Corporate
Published: 26 September 2019

We have launched a secure and scalable platform providing the capability for global access to cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools and services.

  • Corporate
  • Patents
Published: 19 September 2019

On 13 September 2019, the Full Court of the Federal Court issued their decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd [2019] FCAFC 161. 

  • Patents
Published: 16 September 2019

 

The Government is seeking to phase out the innovation patent, as over time it has not achieved its intended objective. Economic evidence shows that the innovation patent system has a net cost of $11M per year to all Australian business, fails to incentivise research and development, and allows big business to block small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from innovating.

  • Corporate
  • Patents
Published: 3 September 2019

Amendments to the Patents Regulations 1991 will come into effect on 25 September 2019, which will simplify the filling of translations of patent documents and certificates of verification.

  • Patents
Published: 3 September 2019

Building on recent reviews of the registered designs system in Australia, IP Australia has begun a holistic review of the design ecosystem: The Designs Review Project.

  • Designs
Published: 27 August 2019

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today released the consultation report titled Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System.

  • Corporate
Published: 12 August 2019

In June 2018 the Australian Government launched negotiations for a comprehensive and ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European-Union (EU). As part of the agreement, the EU are asking for Australia to protect a list of EU geographical indications (GIs).

  • Corporate
Published: 12 August 2019

A minor correction has been made to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 to ensure that it achieves its purpose of removing requirements to always file certificates of verification with translations of patent documents.

  • Corporate