Review commenced: 05/01/1998
Duration of review: 1998-1999
Following a request from the Australian Government, ACIP reviewed the enforcement of industrial property rights in Australia.
During the course of the review, ACIP concluded that there were fundamental differences between the enforcement of patents and trade marks. Consequently, ACIP restricted this review to patent enforcement matters and the enforcement of trade mark matters was made the subject of a later ACIP review. The Australian Government released ACIP's Final Report in March 1999. The Australian Government responded to ACIP's report in August 2001 as part of its response to the Intellectual Property and Competition (IPCR) Committee's review on the interaction and appropriate balance between competition policy and intellectual property legislation.