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The slow death of the innovation patent
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • March 8 2018

Given the perceived antipathy of IP Australia towards the innovation patent, patent attorneys were surprised when they announced that they were

Colour marks: planning ahead for trade mark registration
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • December 6 2017

Generic colours can never be trade marks, for example red for cola beverages or yellow for printed directories. Descriptive colours

Australia Update: IP Australia announces a reduction in PCT fees
  • Spruson & Ferguson
  • Australia
  • December 6 2017

Following the directives adopted by the PCT Assembly, IP Australia has announced updated fees for PCT applications. The updated fees will be

Development of IP Laws Amendment Bills proceeding - innovation patents to be phased out
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia
  • December 4 2017

Significant changes to Australia’s intellectual property laws will continue to develop in 2018. Concerning patents, the more controversial changes

Reforms to IP Legislation in Australia
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • November 28 2017

On 24 October 2017, IP Australia released draft legislation to amend the Copyright Act 1968, Designs Act 2003, Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987

Australian Patent Office considers plausibility in a test for sufficiency
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 24 2017

The emergence of “plausibility” as a test for inventive step, sufficiency and industrial applicability represents a significant legal development in

IP Australia launches innovative trade mark search database
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia
  • November 21 2017

Earlier this year, IP Australia launched its new trade mark search database, aptly named “Australian Trade Mark Search”. This database, replacing the

Out on a Limb: Australian Examination Guidelines for Patentability At Odds with Best Global Practice and Australian Law
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • November 15 2017

The Australian Patent Office has recently updated its guidelines for determining whether subject matter is patentable. Unfortunately for patent

IP Australia takes first steps to abolish the innovation patent system
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • October 26 2017

On 23 October 2017, IP Australia released draft legislation for public comment which includes measures to implement aspects of the Australian

Doing Business In Australia - Intellectual Property
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • October 13 2017

Australia has intellectual property protection and enforcement systems of a standard consistent with those of the United States, Europe and other