Productivity Commission implementation part 2

IP Australia has released draft legislation for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 including more changes to inventive step, an objects clause and phasing out the innovation patent.

Government consultation papers on patent and trade marks

IP Australia has published 5 consultation papers on how to implement some of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations accepted by the Government

Crown use

No, it’s not the long awaited response to the CLRC’s report; instead, IP Australia and the Attorney-General’s Department have published an information sheet about Crown Use of intellectual property (in Australia). As you will already know all about this, it could be a useful starter for your clients. Read the glossy (pdf) here.

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