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Plain packaging may require up to $3.4 billion taxpayer gift annually to big tobacco and film companies

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"Bad anti-intellectual property laws by State and Federal Parliaments could require taxpayers to gift up to $3.4 billion per year in compensation to film companies and big tobacco for the loss of their trademarks", Director of the IP and Free...

Government Decision Ensures Book Readers Will Pay up to 32 Per Cent More

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"Today's decision by the Rudd Government to keep parallel import restrictions on books will ensure consumers pay up to 32 per cent more than if they were scrapped," said Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at the...

Climate talks should focus on removing low-carbon tech tariffs, not patents

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"UN Climate Change Talks commencing in Accra, Ghana tomorrow should focus on removing tariff and non-tariff barriers on low-carbon technologies, not patents", Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property (IP) and Free Trade Unit at the...

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