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

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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.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Jun 2011
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2011
Second reading debate 27 Feb 2012
Second reading agreed to 27 Feb 2012
Third reading agreed to 27 Feb 2012
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Feb 2012
Referred to Federation Chamber 19 Mar 2012
Second reading moved 19 Mar 2012
Second reading debate 19 Mar 2012
Second reading agreed to 19 Mar 2012
Reported from Federation Chamber 20 Mar 2012
Third reading agreed to 20 Mar 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20 Mar 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 35
  • Year: 2012
15 Apr 2012

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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