7 December 2017

We have completed consultation from interested parties about proposed changes to Australia’s IP legislation. The consultation period was open from 23 October to 6 December 2017.

The measures proposed in the draft legislation include the first set of legislative measures in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Australia’s IP arrangements, including phasing out of the innovation patent system. In addition to these measures, the exposure draft legislation also includes a number of other IP issues, including some measures from the previously consulted on draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017.