IP Australia has released two economic research papers which provide new evidence for how Australia’s intellectual property (IP) systems are used. The first study explores the extent to which Australia’s trade mark register is cluttered with out-of-use or overly broad trade marks. The second study reveals which Australian industries make intensive use of registered design rights, and how Australia’s design economy compares to those of our international peers.
Catriona was one of the finalists in Nesta’s Tipping Point Prize, describing the work of the Australian Cell Design Network.
IP Australia’s latest initiative, the Intellectual Property Data Platform, enables researchers and policy makers to investigate and interrogate data in a powerful cloud-based analytical environment to make decisions and to create economic and policy insights involving IP rights, trade and innovation.
We’re pleased to release the seventh edition of the Australian Intellectual Property (IP) Report, now with enhanced data visualisations.
Consultation has now closed on the exposure draft of the Trade Marks Amendment (Division of International Registrations and Other Measures) Regulations 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.
New regulations that will simplify the filing of translations of patent documents will come into effect on 25 September 2019, following the registration of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 (“the Regulations”) on the Federal Register of Legislation on 25 March 2019.