Update on Plant Breeder’s Rights in Australia

In Australia, exclusive commercial rights for plant varieties can be obtained under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (the PBR Act). Australian plant breeder’s rights extend for 20 years for most plants, and 25 years for some vines (including kiwifruit and grapevine) and trees. The PBR Act accords with international requirements for plant variety protection […]

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Upcoming Events for IP Gateway

AIPPI conference in London 14-18  September 2019 Wayne Slater will be attending the upcoming AIPPI conference in London on behalf of our firm. Wayne is a member of the AIPPI standing committee on designs and will also be taking the opportunity to meet the UK clients of the firm. This year the world Congress for […]

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Recent Australian Patent Office Decisions

OPIUM WARS By Alison McMillan PhD   The Tasmanian licit opium poppy industry provides about 50% of the world’s Narcotic Raw Material (NRM).  The industry is worth about $290 million to Tasmania. The Tasmanian poppy industry is controlled by three companies, SunPharma, India’s largest pharmaceutical company, Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd (Tas Alkaloids) owned by SK […]

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