Australian IP 2020 year in review

Intellectual Property Patents & Trade Marks

Major updates and key developments

2020 was a year like no other, but in the midst of it all there was a great deal happening in the Australian intellectual property space.

While the race for a COVID-19 vaccine saw unprecedented levels of collaboration between governments, industry and academia, which in turn put IP rights in the spotlight, the year also brought with it a number of significant cases and legislative developments. 

In this report

Our snapshot of the highlights of 2020 and the key developments to watch in 2021, covering:

  • Copyright & Designs
  • Trade marks
  • Patents
  • Franchising