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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


First wave of patent reform in AU: consultation period ends 17 Nov 2017
  • Pearce IP
  • Australia
  • September 13 2017

IP Australia is inviting submissions by 17 November 2017 on the first wave of IP reform initiatives arising from the Government's response to the