Regulatory Approval and Therapeutic Patenting in Australia

The Australian government’s regulatory body for therapeutic goods is the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). In order to lawfully supply goods classified as therapeutic goods (including biologicals, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices) in Australia, the goods must be subjected to an approval process by the TGA and listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The […]

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Client Success Story: Voideck NZ

The team at IP Gateway would like to congratulate and celebrate the news that Voideck® has been recognised as a winner at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards 2020, as well as receiving one of only two commendation awards in the Innovation Category at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards. Voideck’s vision has […]

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Renowned Attorney Joins the IP Gateway Team

IP Gateway is proud to announce that eminent attorney Claude Anese has recently joined the firm. With over 30 years’ experience as a patent and trade mark attorney, Claude is an undisputed powerhouse of the intellectual property world. Claude joins IP Gateway to consult and to continue active practice as an attorney, drawing on his […]

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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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IP Gateway Principal awarded IP Star 2020 Patent Star.

Wayne Slater, founder and managing director of IP Gateway Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, is one of Australia’s most experienced intellectual property attorneys. IP Gateway is excited to announce that, in recognition of his exceptional patent practice, Wayne has received the prestigious title of PATENT STAR at the 2020 MIP Awards. The MIP Awards are […]

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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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