The Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (PSB) is a statutory body established under section 227A of the Patents Act 1990 and constituted under the Patents Regulations 1991. We are responsible for administering the regulatory and disciplinary regimes for patent and trade marks attorneys in Australia.

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Trans-Tasman attorney regime

Subject to the passing of appropriate legislation by the Australian and New Zealand governments, patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand will soon be covered by a single-attorney registration system.

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Upcoming board vacancies

Expressions of interest are invited from persons who wish to be considered to serve on the Board. There will be at least two vacancies occurring in October 2016. The Australian Government is seeking individuals with a sound experience in IP protection, IP law, statutory interpretation, administrative law, or relevant academic employment to fill the vacancies.

Registered patent and/or trade marks attorneys with at least 5 years of post-registration experience, and academics with a particular interest in IP law and policy, or those with sound administrative law skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

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