The Nauru Solicitor General has just advised that, nearly a decade after their Patents Registration Act came into force, the Nauru government has finally announced the publication of its "Patents Registration (Forms and Fees) Regulations 2020". These regulations provide prescribed forms, application procedures (including examination, although it is not clear how this will be carried out, and by whom) and official fees.

We do not yet know how previously-filed applications will be treated, or how the various procedural aspects indicated in the Regulations will be out into effect, but we will post further updates when anything more becomes known.

For more information please contact the author, Louise Audhlam-Gardiner, at