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.
Amendments to the Patents Regulations 2014, the Trade Mark Regulations 2003, the Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012, and the Design Regulations 1954 have been notified in the New Zealand Gazette as of today.
The number of Australian female inventors listed on patent applications has increased more than tenfold between 1980 and 2016 — according to the latest figures released by IP Australia to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Stakeholder consultation on the Exposure Draft Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 and Regulations (‘draft legislation’) closed on 4 December 2017.
The former Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee has formally been abolished with effect from 21 February 2018 by means of the Statute Update (Smaller Government) Act 2018. The change however has no effect on the newly established Plant Breeder’s Rights Consultation Group.
The patent process from application to grant can often be an uncertain and daunting journey. For first time applicants engaging an attorney can greatly increase the chances of success. That’s why we've developed the Engaging an attorney toolkit.
We are proud to be a supporter of the BHP Billiton Foundation Science and Engineering Awards 2018. The Awards seek to recognise outstanding high school students who have undertaken innovative and practical scientific or engineering projects.
Canberra, 19 January, 2017 – University of Canberra student Andrew Duck is jetting off to the USA later this month to undertake three weeks of training at international IT firm Pega’s global headquarters. This will be followed by a 12 month placement at Australian Government agency IP Australia to apply his newly learnt skills.