Any comments sofa-r? Government response on Designs consultation

After countless issues papers, roundtables, draft reports and recommendations—after multiple changes of Government—IP Australia has commenced consultation on designs reform in Australia. In 2016, the Australian government had published its response to the three year long ACIP Review of the Designs System, which culminated in a Final report released in May 2015.  The current Australian designs system has been in operation since the commencement of the Designs Act on 17 June 2004. IP Australia is now seeking feedback on three key topics before consultation closes on 20 December 2019. read more...
Subjects: Designs

Productivity Commission releases roadmap for IP review and calls for submissions

Last week, the Productivity Commission released the Issues Paper in accordance with its comprehensive review of Australia’s IP regime (Inquiry). In a previous post, we outlined the scope of the Inquiry and the key areas of the IP regime which the Federal Government had directed the Commission to examine and report on by August 2016. read more...

ACIP’s Review of the Designs Systems proposes three approaches to reform

In 2012, the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) was tasked by the Government with conducting a review of the operation and effectiveness of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth) in supporting innovation. Late last year, ACIP released its Options Paper on the Designs Act (available online here). The Options Paper proposed three approaches to reform. read more...
Subjects: Designs

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