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The purpose of IP Australia’s 2011 Fee Review is to assess the existing IP Australia cost recovery arrangements in accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines 2005 and ensure that fees and charges are transparent and consistent with the Australian Government cost recovery policy.
The objectives of the 2011 Fee Review is [sic] to:
- Maintain the on-going viability of IP Australia while keeping the cost of services low
- Maximise innovation in Australia through a fee structure that promotes the economic value of IP Rights
- Simplify and streamline the fee structure by:o keeping fee structures as simple as possible with minimal changes
over timeo reducing the administrative burden on customers while achieving
improvements in operational efficiency within IP Australia, ando increasing parity and uniformity in fees across product lines
- Ensure fees remain internationally competitive
The Committee recommends that the Senate should not pass the Bill.