Shark Tank Australia is back for a second season. Budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas in order to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. We’ll be following Shark Tank each week and doing a wrap up of the role intellectual property played, or could play from each episode.
This week we launched our virtual assistant (VA) as part of our plan to continuously improve our online content, visual elements, tools and resources.
Our vision is to make intellectual property (IP) systems both in Australia and overseas more robust and to harmonise the criteria for what is registerable IP across the world through high quality patent examination. To reach these goals, we’re committed to improving the quality of patent examination and we believe this begins with the quality of training patent examiners receive.
China is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for Australian businesses exporting overseas, and now these businesses can have the confidence to protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) in China with expert guidance from an IP Counsellor.
On 6 May 2016, the Australian Government responded to the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s (ACIP) report on the Review of the Designs System.
We are currently seeking input from Australian and New Zealand intellectual property (IP) professionals, and other interested parties, about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation.
We will soon launch a new online tool for our customers – a Virtual Assistant you can ask common trade mark questions to and receive an answer quickly and clearly.