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Changes to Australian Design Law

Changes to Australian Design Law


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Overview Although there are many similarities between Australian design law and that in the EU, the Australian system (“The Commonwealth of Australia’s Designs Act 2003”) has been somewhat outdated in comparison. For example: No grace period was...
Registering Designs in China

Registering Designs in China

Partial Designs Previously, Chinese design law excluded the protection of partial designs, i.e. portions of a product that cannot be partitioned or sold and used independently. Instead, designs could only be registered for the appearance of a product in its entirety....

Is Your IP Ready For Brexit?

A summary of the changes for 2021 and key points for right holders to note are provided below. Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs) The UK’s membership of the European Patent Convention and the ability for UK attorneys to represent clients...