PROGRAM UPDATE :: JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN STRATEGY SESSION // Melbourne (March)

Our intended February roundtable sessions have been rescheduled in Melbourne (March) and Sydney (April). We invite you to join our strategy sessions and help inform the ADA® program, education, and advocacy objectives.

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**Register your interest below**

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ADA® ROUNDTABLE - Melbourne March 2021

The roundtable sessions allow our broader network to contribute to ADA® campaigns and help hone core issues affecting the furnishing/design industry.

Register your interest below, and we'll keep you in the loop.

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WHAT'S NEW?

NEWS - our catchup with IP Australia today confirmed that the proposed changes to the Designs Act (tabled in December) have now passed the Senate and the bill is currently waiting for the House of Representatives to approve.

Once approved it will be approximately 6 months for the new benefits come in effect, most notably, the introduction of a '12-month grace period' - we estimate this will be around August/September 2021.

READ - the summary of the new Bill of proposed changes to the Designs Act tabled in Parliament in December - here

LINKS - to the four IP Australia reportshere

FOLLOW - our new Instagram handle, learn what happened, and why business owners are responsible for comments on their business social media profiles - here & share follow @authentic_design_allianceWHAT'S NEXT?

The next phase of the IP Australia review focuses on 'solutions', which will start to unfold during Melbourne Design Week, and continue throughout this year.

This process looks at medium to long-term changes to the existing Australian IP system. 'Blue sky' concepts floated so far include the potential for mediation vs courts for settling infringements; or, perhaps, be as radical as binning their current process entirely and start again. 

Please contact us if you have specific questions or are keen to contribute to future public consultation.

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HELP US HELP THE INDUSTRY TO A BETTER FUTURE

JOIN THE ADA® TO HELP STOP DESIGN THEFT!

AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE® Members directly enable our advocacy and education - please support our campaigns for Australian IP Reform for the design sector by joining the ADA®

Find out more HERE (desktop view) or HERE (device view)

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