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.

IP Laws Amendment ( Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 etc) Bill 2018

The Senate Economics Committee requires submissions on the (intellectual property) Productivity Commission Response Pt 1 bill to be submitted by 1 June 2018

The Hague Agreement: a cost benefit analysis

IP Australia’s preliminary conclusion is that joing the Hague Agreement for the registration of designs will cost Australian consumers a lot more than Australian designers will benefit

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

Unregistered design or registered design – UK

Over at the IpKat, Darren Meale has an extensive post explaining some of the intricate differences that arise when litigating an UK unregistered design right versus a registered design right. As he explains: But UKUDR is quite powerful. As noted above, a designer can essentially make up what it says its rights are once it […]

Cutting the costs of designs litigation

Justice Carr in the UK has weighed into case management of design infringement cases in a big way.

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2017 – exposure draft

An exposure draft of legislation to rationalise, simplify and de-anomalies Australia’s IP laws. And some other things.

Selected links from the last week (or so)

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting this week:

Selected links from last week

Here is a selection of links to IP-related matters I found interesting last week

A “new” Act designs case!

Nicholas J has ruled that by selling its Razor fan Martec has infringed Hunter Pacific’s registered design for a ceiling fan hub, ADR No. 340171.

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