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: 4 September 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: 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
Published: 31 July 2019

We’re updating AusPat’s older underlying search engine in our backend system as part of an ongoing program of work to modernise and transform service delivery for the benefit of staff and customers.

  • Patents
Published: 26 July 2019

The IP Australia Corporate Plan 2019-20 has now been released.

  • Corporate