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Friday, 14 May 1915

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) . - I see the amendment as the Minister sees it. It might make the person who has hitherto been innocent liable to prosecution for something done before the passing of the Bill.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 3 -

After section 3 of the principal Act the following section is inserted : - 4. (1) Where a patent, or the registration, and all or any of the rights conferred by the registration, of a trade mark or design, has been suspended in favour of any person, any person other than the person in whose favour the patent, or the registration, as aforesaid, has been so suspended, who during such suspension -

(a)   in the case of a patent, makes, uses, exercises, or vends the invention forming the subject-matter of the patent, or shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty : Five hundred pounds.

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