IP Australia has released the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2015, with statistics on IP filings and grants and trends.
auda is conducting a review of the auDRP – the dispute resolution policy covering domain names registered in the .au domain name space. The auDRP was derived from the UDRP, so many of the principles worked out under the latter are equally applicable under the auDRP. Two of the main differences, however, are that under the auDRP: a complainant may have rights sufficient to found a complaint “in a name”, not just a trade.. Read More
IP Austraia is seeking applications from registered patent attorneys and/or trade mark attorneys for appointment to its IP Professionals Forum. According to the blurb, the IP Professionals Forum: The IP Professionals Forum is the principal forum for consultation, discussion and information exchange on IP matters that relate to IP professionals. Meetings will allow for high-level discussion on IP policy, IP management, innovation and the broader IP environment, both in Australia and abroad. Participants.. Read More
The Government has released the Report On The Review Of The National Innovation System. You can download copies of the Report, an Overview, the 3 different press releases, the Minister’s introductory remarks and the Minister’s speech from here. I wonder if the prospects of implementation are increased or decreased by the quantity of media assistance? As the Report points out, “we have known for several generations that innovation pre-eminently determines our prosperity.” And yet: as a.. Read More