Monday IPDate November 20, 2023

World IP news: from EPO and Australia

Patent news

EPO published new patent insight report on offshore wind energy

The new report, which summarized the results of patent analyses in this field, found that about 17,000 offshore wind energy patent families were published between 2002 and 2022, at an average annual increase of 18%.

Trademark news

Australia: Set to enhance Olympic insignia protection and streamline trade marks processes

On 9 November 2023, the Australian parliament passed the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2023 introducing changes to the trade marks and patents landscape. The most significant amendments seek to strengthen the protection for Olympic insignia as Australia gets ready to host the 2032 Olympic Games.