17 November 2021

The Australian and New Zealand Governments are conducting a review into the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Regulatory Regime, as it has now been in operation for nearly 5 years.

The Australian and New Zealand Governments have now published a public consultation paper and are seeking your views.

The paper explores each of the original objectives of the trans-Tasman regulatory regime with the aim of identifying issues that might be preventing those objectives from being fully realised and considering improvements to support the regime’s effectiveness into the future.

The paper also considers potential issues and improvements relating to the regulation of trade marks attorneys in Australia. The implementation of a trade marks attorney regime in New Zealand is not within the scope of this review.

Read the consultation paper and provide a submission via IP Australia’s website or MBIE’s website. Submissions close 2 February 2022.