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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Australian Registered Designs – Is it a good idea to request examination?

By Daniel Rosenthal | Head of Designs   In Australia, design applications proceed to registration without substantive examination.   Examination is optional and is typically only requested when pursuing an infringer.  Consequently, many registered designs remain in force throughout their ten-year term without ever being examined. For owners of registered designs, this allows examination, and […]

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IP Gateway appoints Jack King-Scott to new position as Director

  IP Gateway is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack King-Scott as a director of the firm effective 23 February 2018. Jack is one of the rising stars in the patent profession in Brisbane and he will now be involved in charting the direction and future of IP Gateway. Jack’s enthusiasm and drive have […]

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