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
The Australian government has issued a consultation paper on copyright modernisation addressing fair use or fair dealing, contracting out and orphan works
ACIP has published an issues paper reviewing the operation of the Designs Act 2003 for the first time since it came into force.
On 28 February, the Minister directed ACIP to report on the innovation patent system. On 17 August, ACIP published an issues paper (pdf) and now seeks your comments by 14 October 2011. According to the announcement of the issue paper’s release: In recent years a variety of concerns have been raised about the innovation patent system and whether it is meeting its original objectives. A key concern is that an innovation.. Read More