Second Reading Speeches

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
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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.