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Productivity Commission reports on IP (in draft)

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements.

Productivity Commission to review all IP laws

Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws

Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015

IP Australia has released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, with statistics on IP filings and grants and trends.

IP Australia consults on red tape streamlining and costing

P Australia has issued consultation papers on removing red tape and other streamlining options

Review of Plant Breeder’s Rights Advisory Committee

IP Australia has published a consultation paper on how best to obtain advice currently sought through PBRAC

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014 has been introduced with the proposed compulsory licence under the TRIPS Protocol for medicines and other reforms

Securities over IP

Transition period to register security interest claims over IP expires on 31 January 2014

Summer must be over …

IP Australia has released a consultation paper, with draft exposure legislation, for an Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014. Comments by 7 Feb 2014.

Another IP amendment bill

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament today. The changes include: amendments to the Crown use provisions in the Patents Act to ensure they apply where the relevant Commonwealth, State or Territory government has primary responsibility for funding or providing the service and to include a requirement for approval by the relevant Commonwealth, State or Territory Attorney-General implementation of the TRIPS protocol to enable generics to apply.. Read More

Another plant breeder’s rights case

This one is on a fairly narrow point: what is the term of rights where the application was made under the old (PVR) act, but registration was not completed until after the new (PBR) act. Such matters are governed by s 83 of the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act. Rights granted before the PBR Act commenced have a term of 20 years from acceptance (PBR Act s 82(2) and PVR Act.. Read More