Transcript: IP rights and enterprise growth

Michael Falk:

So my name's Michael Falk. I'm the director of the office of the chief economist here at IP Australia. I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we're meeting on today, being Ngunnawal land, I wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and region. I'd also like to acknowledge and welcome other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may be attending today's event.

Michael Falk:

Nice Classification – Update to class headings and office practice

The 2022 update to the 11th edition of the Nice Classification of goods and services for trade marks includes changes to the alphabetical list, as well as changes to a number of class headings and explanatory notes, with the aim of making them more specific and useful to understanding the nature of the goods or services contained within a class. The 2022 update will come into force in Australia on 1 January 2022. The WIPO website has a complete listing of the update.

Australian SMEs filing for IPRs are more likely to achieve high growth

A key force that propels the economy forward is the exponential growth achieved by some small and new businesses. However, identifying small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with high growth potential is a key challenge for policy makers and investors alike.

Our latest research is an essential tool for policy makers and investors, as it breaks down the relationship between SMEs’ IP activity and the potential to achieve high growth in employment and turnover.

Declaration of Public Holidays for 2022

On 2 November 2021, the Director General of IP Australia declared, in accordance with the relevant intellectual property rights legislation, those days when the Canberra office will not be open for business. A copy of the declaration is attached.

The close-down provisions in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994Designs Act 2003Patents Act 1990Trade Marks Act 1995 and Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.

Transcript: Developing your unique brand: First Nations language and art in trade marks

Alicia Boardman:

Hello everyone. I'd like to start off today by acknowledging the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. We acknowledge the traditional custodians and owners of the lands on which our agency is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and I would like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people present on today's call, and also to the lands on which you are joining us from today.