Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]

Type
Government
Portfolio
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Patents Act 1990
  in relation to: the thresholds set for the grant of a patent; and exempting patent infringement of research and experimental activities;
Patents Act 1990
  and
Trade Marks Act 1995
  to: reduce delays in finalising patent and trade mark applications; enable trade marks and patent attorneys to practise through a corporate structure; and extend to trade marks and patent attorneys the same ‘advice’ privilege available to legal professionals;
Copyright Act 1968
  and
Trade Marks Act 1995
  in relation to the enforcement regime for counterfeit trade mark and copyright goods; and
Designs Act 2003
,
Patents Act 1990
,
Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
  and
Trade Marks Act 1995
  to provide that the intellectual property rights system can adapt to the electronic and global business environments. 

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Progress

Senate
22 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
22 Jun 2011Second reading moved
27 Feb 2012Second reading debate
27 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
27 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
28 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
19 Mar 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
19 Mar 2012Second reading moved
19 Mar 2012Second reading debate
19 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
20 Mar 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
20 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to


20 Mar 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
15 Apr 2012Assent

Act no.: 35

Year: 2012

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