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  1. Legal news
    07 November 2019
    Opening the gates for generics - E-prescribing requirements implemented in Australia

    The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) provides for and regulates government subsidies for the supply of certain medicines. A requirement to receive subsidised medicine under the PBS is that the medicine ...

  2. Legal news
    11 May 2021
    An overview of the current and proposed medical cannabis regulatory regime in Australia

    Currently, medicinal cannabis in Australia is regulated by a series of overlapping pieces of State and Federal legislation: regulatory regimes targeting narcotic drugs, poisons and controlled substances and therapeutic ...

  3. Legal news
    12 May 2021
    A warning to the brand that cried Wolff

    Full Federal Court of Australia finds that common descriptive elements can be central to a comparative analysis of trade marks.

  4. Legal news
    03 September 2018
    New IP Act Passed in Australia: implementing Phase 1 recommendations of the Productivity Commission

    On 16 August 2018, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018 (Bill) passed through both Houses of Parliament and will shortly come into force upon ...

  5. Legal news
    19 May 2021
    Australian Government announces “patent box” scheme to boost medical and biotech innovation

    The Australian Government has committed $206.4 million to a patent box tax incentive scheme to encourage investment in medical and biotechnology innovation.

  6. Legal news
    02 February 2021
    COVID-19 – Australian response to regulation of medical devices

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Federal Minister for Health has exercised his power under section 41GS of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) (the Act) to exempt certain medical devices from the ...

  7. Legal news
    19 April 2017
    Full Federal Court Confirms an Application to list on the PBS Prior to Patent Expiry is a non infringing Act

    Late last week, the Full Federal Court of Australia confirmed that the mere act of filing a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) application for a generic pharmaceutical product is not, of itself, an act of infringement ...

  8. Legal news
    13 December 2017
    Patent Term Extensions

    In Australia the application of the Patent Term Extension provisions of the Patents Act 1990 have been construed narrowly so that PTEs are applicable to only certain types of pharmaceutical patents.

  9. Legal news
    17 August 2020
    Australia Chapter in "Antitrust and Intellectual Property Review" Fifth Edition

    Our Australian competition and IP team have recently contributed a chapter to the Fifth Edition of The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review.