Consultation on Practice Note about File Ownership
File ownership has been an issue in a number of recent complaints before the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (the Board). The Board has developed a draft Practice Note to assist registered attorneys to understand their obligations in this matter. The Board is seeking comments on this draft prior to the Practice Note being finalised.
The closing date for receiving comments is 31 May 2019.
IP Australia Fee Review
As part of the 2019-20 fee review, IP Australia is seeking your feedback on the proposed fee changes.
After analysis and consideration of the submissions received earlier this year, a number have been incorporated into the proposed fee changes outlined in the draft Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). IP Australia has also taken this opportunity to review the hearing costs that may be awarded for Patents, Trade Marks and Designs.
These changes have been released for public consultation on IP Australia's website, which is open until 16 February 2020.