Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Before Reps 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Patents Act 1990
  to: implement the Protocol amending the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property to enable Australian pharmaceutical manufacturers to supply developing countries with generic versions of patented medicines; and make technical amendments;
Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
  to enable the owners of plant breeder’s rights in a plant variety with the option to take action in the Federal Circuit Court against alleged infringers;
Designs Act 2003
,
Patents Act 1990
,
Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
  and
Trade Marks Act 1995
  to provide for a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime and single patent application and examination processes for Australia and New Zealand; and
Designs Act 2003
,
Patents Act 1990
  and
Trade Marks Act 1995
  to remove document retention requirements. 

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House of Representatives
19 Mar 2014Introduced and read a first time
19 Mar 2014Second reading moved

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