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Productivity Commission embarks on 12-month inquiry into Australia’s intellectual property regime
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

The Federal Government has given the green light to the Productivity Commission to undertake a comprehensive review of Australia's IP regime


Senate Economics References Committee interim report innovation, future jobs and industries
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

On 18 March 2014, the Senate referred to the Senate Economics References Committee an inquiry into the challenges to Australian industries and jobs


Australian Government announces intellectual property inquiry
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

The Harper Review into Australia's competition laws made a number of sweeping recommendations. Most of these recommendations are still being


Productivity Commission inquiry into intellectual property arrangements announced
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

In a joint announcement today, the Treasurer and the Minister for Small Business announced that the Productivity Commission will undertake a broad


Overarching inquiry into Australia’s IP arrangements announced
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

On 18 August 2015, the Treasurer Joe Hockey and the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, announced that the Productivity Commission will be


Too early to pull the plug on innovation patents
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 19 2015

In June 2014, following three years of public consultation, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) released a report in which it made


Australian Productivity Commission to review current Intellectual Property system
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • August 18 2015

Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, have announced that the Productivity Commission will begin an


Intellectual property litigation round-up 3 August 2015
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • August 3 2015

An Australian Intellectual Property Litigation Round-Up from the Commonwealth Courts portal for 27 July to 31 July 2015. We advise our clients


Australia-China Free Trade Agreement - key IP features
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • China, Australia
  • July 27 2015

Following a decade of negotiations, Australia signed the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People's


Designing fashion: how to be inspired not to copy
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • July 22 2015

Earlier this year, K&L Gates hosted its annual Fashion Law Breakfast in conjunction with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. A fantastic