Australia & New Zealand
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21 Apr 2017
Timely review of the Conflict of Interest Provisions in the Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
In February 2017, the long awaited agreement between the Australian and New Zealand governments to standardize the regulation of the patent attorney profession came in to effect. Part of this process was the establishment of a Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board and a review of the Attorneys’ Code of Conduct. The Board is now undertaking the review of the Code and must make any appropriate amendments by February 2018, based on industry consultation and comment. In addition, the Board will undertake a review of the Code’s conflict of interest provisions.
12 Apr 2017
The Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth offices of FB Rice will be closed on the following days due to Australian national public holidays: Friday 14th April 2017 – Good Friday Monday 17th April 2017 – Easter Monday Tuesday 25th April 2017 – ANZAC Day