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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Industry

Summary

Amends the: Patents Act 1990 to: 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.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/14  
Second reading moved 19/03/14  
Second reading debate 25/09/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes