Published: 1 July 2022

The NAIDOC Week theme for 2022 – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! – encourages all of us to champion and drive institutional, structural, and collaborative change while also acknowledging and celebrating those who for generations have driven positive change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

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Published: 20 June 2022

Following the success of the pilot phase, IP Australia and the European Patent Office (EPO) have agreed to continue the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program.

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Published: 8 June 2022

We are working hard to improve your experience when managing your IP rights.

Currently we are updating the way you file a trade mark opposition to provide a modern, intuitive, and streamlined process that makes filing an opposition to the registration or removal of a trade mark faster and easier.

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Published: 27 April 2022

We are pleased to advise that our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open to all IP Australia customers. 

The annual customer satisfaction survey is a key pillar of IP Australia’s performance framework. It captures the opinion of our customers and stakeholders and seeks feedback on your experience with our agency over the past 12 months.

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Published: 26 April 2022

The 10th Annual Australian Intellectual Property Report presents a rich account of the latest IP trends in Australia. Intellectual property (IP) rights facilitate creativity, innovation and the diffusion of ideas. They enable progress in science and technology and support commercialisation.

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Published: 14 April 2022

On 30 July 2021, the Federal Court found in Thaler v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 879 that, for the purposes of the Patents Act 1990 (Cth), an artificial intelligence (AI) system could be named as an inventor on a patent application.

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Published: 16 March 2022

From 1 July 2022 all new patent applications which include nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listings must include the sequence listing in the WIPO Standard ST.26 file format. This applies to Australian national patent applications as well as international PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) applications.

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Published: 9 March 2022

Following the recent changes to the Designs Act, we are hosting a two-part Designs 101 webinar to help educate designers on the design registration process and its new features.

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Published: 9 March 2022

 

 

Changes to help designers and improve the registered designs system are now Australian law. These changes will provide more flexibility during the early stages of seeking design protection. 

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Published: 8 March 2022

In 2022 we are celebrating International Women’s Day with UN Women Australia under the theme, Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. In support of International Women’s Day, we’re exploring the success stories of inspiring women who use trade marks and design rights to protect their business and commercialise their ideas.

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