Australian Patent Data – 2019/2020

As we move deeper into the 21st century, innovation and technological development continues to profoundly affect life in Australia. At times we can look back – sometimes only a few years – and wonder how we functioned before a particular technology became part of our daily lives.  Many major breakthroughs, such as the electronic pacemaker, […]

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12 MONTH GRACE PERIOD TO BE INTRODUCED!!

IP Australia has recently released its response to public consultation on proposals put forward by the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property’s review of the designs system.    The most significant advice to come from this response is IP Australia will proceed with introducing a grace period for registered designs.  The grace period will be 12 […]

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IP GATEWAY HEAD OFFICE AND CITY OF THE FUTURE.

SPRINGWOOD IP GATEWAY HEAD OFFICE AND CITY OF THE FUTURE. IP Gateway was founded in Springwood 15 years ago due its proximity to the Brisbane Technology Park and the industrial and business precincts lining the Gateway Motorway. Since then Springwood has grown steadily but as a result of recent Queensland and local Government initiatives development […]

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NEWSFLASH: ROKT APPEAL TO BE HEARD THIS WEEK!

Patent attorneys in Australia (and indeed those with patents and pending patent applications in Australia) will be eagerly awaiting the outcome of the upcoming appeal before the Full Federal Court of Australia in the case of Commissioner of Patents V Rokt Pte Ltd, the hearing of which is scheduled to be held on 10-11 February […]

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New Wolters Kluwer Publication

Design rights functionality and scope of protection around the world Wolters Kluwer is publishing a new book on functionality in design rights in the major jurisdictions around the world. Our Wayne Slater has been appointed to co-author the chapter on Australian designs law. This appointment confirm the prominent place that IP Gateway enjoys in the […]

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NEW ZEALAND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE FEE CHANGES

From 13 February 2020 the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office (IPONZ) will make significant changes to official fees for Patents and Trademarks.  These changes are summarised below. Patent Fees Patent Examination Fees The official fee for requesting examination will increase by 50% from $500 to $750.  The fee will apply to requests for examination or […]

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