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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2003

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  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2002
Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry, Tourism and Resources
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Patents Act 1990
,
Trade Marks Act 1995
and
Designs Act 1906
to clarify that errors or omission by persons such as independent contractors, employed by the Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade Marks or Registrar of Designs, are encompassed by the existing extension of time provisions;
Patents Act 1990
in relation to disclosure of information to the Commissioner of Patents that is relevant to the patentability of an invention;
Trade Marks Act 1995
to: amend the definition of “employee”; and remove the term “trade marks officer”; and
Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000
to correct a drafting error. Also contains an application provision.