• New Patent Act commencing in New Zealand in 2014

    The Patents Act 2013 has been passed by the New Zealand parliament, heralding significant changes to the previous Act.

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  • IP Law Update: Protection of IP Rights in French Polynesia

    There has been a significant change in the protection of French IP rights in French Polynesia which affects patents and design and trade mark registrations

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  • Changes to the Privacy Act come into effect 12 March 2014

    On 12 March 2014, amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Act) will come into force.

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  • Methods of medical treatment found patentable

    The High Court has held methods of medical treatment may be patentable in Australia.

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Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick is a leading full service Australian intellectual property firm. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, our group incorporates a patent and trade mark attorney firm, an intellectual property law firm and a research and investigations company.

All our professionals are experts in their field and can provide a comprehensive range of intellectual property services.  We provide a tailored approach to meet individual objectives with a strong focus on achieving cost-effective, commercial outcomes for our clients.