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.
IP Australia has identified updates to the a number of non-legislative instruments first published on 23 January 2019.
We are currently seeking your feedback on which policy issues should be future priorities for changes to the IP rights system.
IP Australia has responded to submissions to our recent consultation on the exposure draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2018.
The potential effects of Brexit on IP rights is outlined by the UK Government at GOV.UK.
We encourage individuals and businesses with IP rights that currently apply across all member states of the EU to stay informed through the UK Government website, and to seek commercial or legal advice as necessary
The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 (IP Amendment Act) moves a number of filing, formality and fee paying requirements to non-legislative instruments.
Public consultation on proposed changes to the IP regulations has now closed. Thank you to all who provided submissions.
On 19 December 2018, the New Zealand Government announced it was seeking submissions on lists of Geographical Indications (GIs) that the European Union is asking New Zealand to protect as part of negotiations for a free trade agreement. The lists include GIs for a range of foodstuffs, spirits and wines.
What is a Geographical Indication?