New IP Laws Introduced to the Australian Parliament
Our News Alert of 4 March 2011 reported on the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT (RAISING THE BAR) BILL 2011 which proposes significant changes to Australian Intellectual Property laws. This...
Our News Alert of 4 March 2011 reported on the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS AMENDMENT (RAISING THE BAR) BILL 2011...
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Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 – Exposure Draft Released
On 7 April 2011, the Australian Commonwealth Government released an exposure draft of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 (“Bill”) which is described as a Bill for an Act...
On 7 April 2011, the Australian Commonwealth Government released an exposure draft of the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011...
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US “Fast-Track” Examination of Patent Applications
A new program allowing applicants to request prioritised (fast-track) examination of US patent applications was announced this week by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A new program allowing applicants to request prioritised (fast-track) examination of US patent applications was announced this week by...
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Assistance for Japanese Applicants in Australia
On Wednesday this week, the governmental agency IP Australia expressed its support for the Japanese people in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters, and reminded the...
On Wednesday this week, the governmental agency IP Australia expressed its support for the Japanese people in the wake...
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Combined Examination for Australian and New Zealand Patent Applications
A future single examination process for patent applications made in both Australia and New Zealand was jointly announced by Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Key on 16 February...
A future single examination process for patent applications made in both Australia and New Zealand was jointly announced by...
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Change in Patent Office practice for divisional applications
On 1 February 2011 the Australian Patent Office published an amendment to their “Manual of Practice and Procedure” for Examiners. The amendment relates to the Patent Office’s internal handling...
On 1 February 2011 the Australian Patent Office published an amendment to their “Manual of Practice and Procedure” for...
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Final Report of a Senate Committee Inquiry into Gene Patents
Further to our recent News Alert on the “Gene Patent Debate” the final report of a Senate Committee Inquiry into the impact of patenting of human genes and genetic...
Further to our recent News Alert on the “Gene Patent Debate” the final report of a Senate Committee Inquiry...
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