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.
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.
The recently launched World Intellectual Property Report 2017 focuses on intangible capital (including intellectual property) in global value chains.
In partnership with Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Melbourne, IP Australia has developed a single, internationally-linked trade mark database called TM-link.
TM-link is a world-first platform that links trade mark applications across countries and helps businesses search for trade marks across multiple jurisdictions.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a 2017 Prime Minister’s Silver Award for Excellence in Public Sector Management for our sustainable, innovative approaches demonstrated through the Australian Trade Mark Search system.
The Government has released its response to the Productivity Commission’s 2016 report on Australia’s IP arrangements (PC report). Many of the IP recommendations require amendments to the legislation that IP Australia is responsible for.