10 Jan
2011

AustraliaAustralia gets into line with international practice

The Australian government continues to reform Australian law and practice, seeking to align IP law in Australia with that of its major trading partners. In the last year the spotlight has continued to focus on patent reform. Given the relative infrequency of litigation in Australia, it was also a welcome development that both the Trademarks Act 1995 and the Designs Act 2003 were considered by higher courts for the first time, albeit without any startling changes to accepted jurisprudence.