Intellectual Property Rights for Plants in Australia and New Zealand

In Australia, new plant varieties can be protected by both Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) and patents. In New Zealand, new plant varieties can be protected by Plant Variety Rights (PVR) while plants per se can be protected by patents. The form of protection which is most appropriate will require a consideration of the rights provided

Quick Info: Chinese utility model patents

In recent times China has become a very important and lucrative jurisdiction in which to commercialise products.  As such, use of the patent system in China has also grown significantly in a short period of time, and in ways that may surprise.   The amount of IP litigation in China is staggering and there have