Patent & Trade Mark

Intellectual Property Arrangements Report released by Australian Productivity Commission

Date: 20 December 2016
Author: FB Rice

Following the report submission in September, The Australian Productivity Commission has released their report on Intellectual Property Arrangements. Some outcomes of the report include:

  • a recommendation to raise the inventive step threshold for standard patents and abolishing the innovation patent
  • changes to the non-use provisions recommended for trade marks, and
  • designs go relatively untouched.

The full report is available on the Productivity Commission website.

Tags:  Productivity Commission, Intellectual Property, Inventive Step, Standard Patents, Innovation Patent, Trade Marks

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