Second Reading Speeches

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Jobs and Innovation
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: the

Copyright Act 1968
and
Trade Marks Act 1995
to clarify the circumstances in which the parallel importation of trade marked goods does not infringe a registered trade mark; the
Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994
to allow an application for an essentially derived variety (EDV) declaration to be made in instances where the plant variety the subject of the EDV application is not a registered Plant Breeder’s Right or undergoing application for Plant Breeder’s Right; the
Trade Marks Act 1995
to reduce from five to three years the period that must elapse before certain actions of non-use actions of trade mark can be taken;
Patents Act 1990
to remove a requirement for patentees to provide the secretary of the department with certain data relating to pharmaceutical patents with an extended term; and six Acts to: streamline and align intellectual property (IP) processes in relation to the administration of the Australian IP system; and make minor amendments. Also repeals the
Patents Amendment (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Act 1979
.