Published: 25 November 2014
Declaration of the days from 1 January 2015, until 1 January 2016, when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are taken not to be open for business.
Corporate
Published: 11 November 2014
In accordance with the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly at its Fortieth Session (held from September 22 to October 1, 2009), new equivalent amounts in AUD will be established with effect from 1 December 2014.
Patents
Published: 4 November 2014
Since 2009, newly notified signs have been published online by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) every six months at the end of March and September.
Trade marks
Published: 17 October 2014
Review of Part 22
Trade marks
Published: 1 October 2014
Review/Updates of Part 5, 29 and 60
Trade marks
Published: 8 September 2014
Clarification regarding the timeframe of when a newly filed Trade Mark Application will be published in the Trade Marks database ATMOSS.
Published: 2 September 2014
IP Australia has been sending copies of irregularity notices to Australian-based international registration applicants by post. The International Bureau (IB) sends the same notice to the applicant electronically. To avoid confusion and duplication, IP Australia will discontinue forwarding copies of Irregularity Notices from 1 October 2014.
Published: 2 September 2014
Review/Updates of Part 17, 23, 27, 28, 30, 34, 52
Trade marks
Published: 27 August 2014
Application of the Patents Act where filed documents are marked Confidential or where requests are made for filed documents not to be OPI or to be deleted or redacted.
Published: 26 August 2014
Since January 2014 approximately 97% of all design applications have been filed electronically.