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Registered design protection in Australia
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • June 27 2018

Registrable designs In Australia, registered designs protect the overall appearance of a product resulting from its visual features. The visual


The innovation patent system lives to fight another day!
  • FB Rice
  • Australia
  • June 7 2018

The Australian innovation patent has been granted a second chance, with the recently introduced Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity


IP Australia declares further war on computer implemented inventions
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • June 1 2018

Since late 2015, IP Australia has been examining patent applications for computer implemented inventions in light of the Full Court judgment in


IP Australia’s recommendations regarding the Hague Agreement for the Protection of Industrial Designs
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • May 15 2018

IP Australia has recommended that Australia not join the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague


Is IP Australia intent on restricting patentable subject matter in Australia?
  • Shelston IP Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • April 18 2018

Between August and November 2017, IP Australia sought public comment on several Government-supported IP policies, including: the introduction of an


Is there a glimmer of hope for our besieged 2nd tier innovation patent system?
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • March 29 2018

Australia’s innovation patent system is championed by IP professionals and small to medium enterprises, but has been by under fire from the


Untangling names: sorting out the difference between trade marks, business names, company names and domain names
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • March 27 2018

What to call a business can be a knotty problem. Here we look at the different kinds of business names and how they work. The various types of names


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