Earlier in 2019, IP Australia sought public comment on the exposure draft of regulations to amend the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 to allow division of International Registrations Designating Australia (“Division of IRDAs”).
IP Australia is pleased to announce the extension of its digital library in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s Digital Access Service (DAS) to trade marks and designs as of 1 November 2019.
We are currently seeking your input on proposed options for improving the Australian designs system, to implement accepted recommendations from ACIP’s review of the designs system. The consultation covers three topics:
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We invite you to take part in a survey to share your experience with IP in Asia. We’re seeking information on the strategies you used to protect your IP, where you looked for information, who guided you, and what the outcomes were.
We have launched a secure and scalable platform providing the capability for global access to cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools and services.
On 13 September 2019, the Full Court of the Federal Court issued their decision in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd  FCAFC 161.
The Government is seeking to phase out the innovation patent, as over time it has not achieved its intended objective. Economic evidence shows that the innovation patent system has a net cost of $11M per year to all Australian business, fails to incentivise research and development, and allows big business to block small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from innovating.
Amendments to the Patents Regulations 1991 will come into effect on 25 September 2019, which will simplify the filling of translations of patent documents and certificates of verification.
Building on recent reviews of the registered designs system in Australia, IP Australia has begun a holistic review of the design ecosystem: The Designs Review Project.