Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

ACTA in trouble in Australia

The Age is reporting that a Parliamentary committee has “struck down” Australia’s signing of ACTA. As it turns out, the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has unanimously recommended that Australia should not ratify ACTA at this time. Recommendation 8 states: That the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement not be ratified by Australia until the: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has received and considered the independent and transparent assessment of the economic and.. Read More

The Chief Justice is coming to town

to give this year’s Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property: ‘A public law perspective on Intellectual Property’ Wednesday 25 July, 6:00pm at Melbourne Uni’s Law School. Free. More information here; register here.

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