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The role of the Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee under the microscope
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • October 29 2014

The Plant Breeder's Rights Advisory Committee is a statutory body that was set up to advise the Australian Government on plant breeder's rights and


Journal 2014 October to December for Australian readers
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 16 2014

Familiarity with the requirements for identifying eligible Research and Development (R&D) activities is key to maximising benefit from the R&D Tax


Beware!! IP Australia refuses extension of time for filing evidence
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • February 13 2015

The implementation of the new IP laws in April 2013 brought about some welcome changes. One change that has not been so welcome in the IP community


IP Australia consults on proposals designed to remove 'red tape' from IP processes
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 4 2015

On 20 February 2015, the Hon Karen Andrews MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science, released on behalf of the Australian


Advancing home grown innovation through a “Patent Box” Tax System
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 12 2014

Australia is a world leader in innovation, with businesses investing heavily in Research & Development (R&D) activities. However, currently our


Accelerating commercialisation: Australian government assistance to commercialise new intellectual property
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 12 2014

On 1 November 2014, AusIndustry commenced Accelerating Commercialisation, a key part of the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program. Accelerating


R&D Tax Incentive update: changes to Overseas Findings
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • December 12 2014

An 'Overseas Finding' is required to claim the R&D Tax Incentive when R&D activities, which form part of an Australian R&D project, are undertaken


Minister proposes patents, not papers, as basis for research grants
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • August 20 2014

According to Minister for Industry Ian Macfarlane, university researchers should receive government grants based on the number of patents they are


Ongoing summer of sport affected by inventions
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • March 11 2015

So far in 2015 sports fans have had plenty to watch: the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup football tournament reached its climax, the Cricket


New website blocking laws released as ISPs prepare for increased role fighting online copyright infringement
  • Watermark Patent & Trade Marks Attorneys
  • Australia
  • April 7 2015

On 26 March 2015, the Australian government released draft legislation aimed at curbing the widespread illicit downloading of copyright material by