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Global Innovation Index 2017

Australia falls to #23 from #19 in 2017’s Global Innovation Index.

Authentic TPP text (legally verified)

The legally verified version of the TPP in English is available on DFAT’s website.

Australia Wins Philip Morris’ Challenge Against tobacco plain packaging

Australia Wins Philip Morris’ Challenge Against tobacco plain packaging

Harper Review: Government Response

The Government has accepted almost all of the Harper Review’s recommendations including the power to block parallel imports of books.

The official Text Of The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Has Now Been Published

Full text of TPP here. IP chapter here. Lid dip: Prof. Cotter

Productivity Commission to review all IP laws

Minister announce Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP laws

Plain Packaging: WTO dispute panel appointed

Plain Packaging: WTO dispute panel appointed

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2012 – exposure draft

IP Australia has released for public comment an exposure draft of the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2012. The Bill has 2 purposes: to amend the Patents Act 1990 in light of the DOHA Declaration / TRIPS Protocol; and to confer original jurisdiction in matters arising under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 on the Federal Magistrates Court in addition to the Federal Court’s existing jurisdiction. DOHA Declaration[1] /.. Read More

Australia signed up to ACTA

Last Saturday, while half of us were trying not to watch Meat Loaf earn a reported $500,ooo (here, here or here) or tweeting, the Minister for Trade travelled to Japan to sign ACTA (the Department’s home page currently has a photograph of the actual signing). According to the Minister’s Press Release: The implementation of ACTA will not require legislative changes in Australia. Rather, trading partners will adapt their laws to the.. Read More

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