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Second Reading Speeches

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Patents Act 1990
to: modify the operation of the Crown use provisions; 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.