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 Commissioner has issued a new direction for the filing of documents in patent oppositions. A copy of the direction is included in this notice.
The main changes to the direction are in relation to documents mentioned in the SGP, and attachments to declarations:
SGP mentioned documents
. all mentioned documents are to be included in a single electronic file
. each document within the file is to be bookmarked separately
IP Australia is holding an introductory IP webinar at 12:00pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018
Join us for an introductory IP workshop via webinar. At 12:00pm on Wednesday 7 February 2018.
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.
In China, the Chinese language version of your brand can be just as important as the English language version, as winemaker Penfolds® discovered.
Penfolds® was locked in a protracted legal dispute with a businessman who registered the company’s Chinese name before it did.
Treasury Wine Estates, which makes Penfolds®, registered the English language name ‘Penfolds’ in China. Yet they failed to seek protection for the Chinese language version of its name ‘Ben Fu’.