Our annual flagship publication, the Australian IP Report, shows 2017 was a strong year for trade mark and design applications. The report sets out trends and analysis on the use of the IP system by Australians in 2017.
Amendments to the New Zealand Patents Regulations 2014, Trade Mark Regulations 2003, Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012, and Design Regulations 1954 have entered into force as of 5 April 2018.
If you’re a start-up or small business looking to grow your business and expand overseas, you won’t want to miss our first ever IP Summit, Launch to export: take your ideas global.
IP Australia is pleased to publish Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management, a paper by Indigenous intellectual property (IP) firm Terri Janke and Company. This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 was introduced to the House of Representatives on 28 March 2018, and is currently before the Parliament for consideration.
IP Australia received a request on 28 February 2018 from Lawn Solutions Australia seeking a temporary extension of duration of three years for varieties within the taxon Stenotaphrum secundatum on the Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) Register and in force as at 27 March 2018, under subsection 22(3) and section 69 of the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994.
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is a showcase of the best landscape and floral talent, alongside cutting edge innovation in garden retail products. So it’s only natural that we’ll be there to explain our role in protecting intellectual property (IP) in the horticultural industry.
Our proposed response to public comment on proposed implementation of the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s 2016 inquiry on Australia’s IP arrangements have been published.