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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia






Designs Bill 2002



(1)     Clause 15, page 14 (line 10), after “published”, insert “in a document”.

[prior art base—publication of design]

(2)     Clause 15, page 14 (lines 11 to 16), omit paragraph (c), substitute:

                     (c)  designs in relation to which each of the following criteria is satisfied:

                              (i)  the design is disclosed in a design application;

                             (ii)  the design has an earlier priority date than the designated design;

                            (iii)  the first time documents disclosing the design are made available for public inspection under section 60 is on or after the priority date of the designated design.

[prior art base—pending design applications]

(3)     Clause 15, page 14 (after line 16), at the end of the clause, add:

Note:          For document , see section 25 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

[prior art base—publication of design]

(4)     Clause 33, page 27 (line 23), omit “(b)”, substitute “(a)”.

[technical correction]

(5)     Clause 51, page 39 (lines 5 and 6), omit subclause (1), substitute:

             (1)  A person may apply to the Registrar for revocation under section 52 of the registration of a design.

[technical correction]

(6)     Clause 52, page 39 (lines 11 and 12), omit subclause (1), substitute:

             (1)  This section applies if a person makes an application under section 51 for revocation of the registration of a design.

[technical correction]

(7)     Clause 63, page 48 (lines 21 to 26), omit paragraphs (a) and (b), substitute:

                     (a)  does not include a design whose registration has ceased because of the operation of subsection 48(1); and

                     (b)  does not include a design whose registration has been revoked, unless a declaration of the entitled persons has been made under section 52, 53 or 54 in relation to the design.

[designs that cannot be examined]

(8)     Clause 72, page 57 (line 18), omit “appearance”, substitute “impression”.

[technical correction]

(9)     Clause 99, page 73 (line 3), omit “Act”, substitute “section”.

[technical correction]

(10)   Clause 99, page 73 (line 7), omit “Act”, substitute “section”.

[technical correction]

(11)   Heading to Part 2, page 103 (line 2), omit the heading, substitute:

Part 2 Transitional and saving provisions

[saving of existing approvals]

(12)   Page 107 (after line 28), after clause 160, insert:

160A   Approvals under subsection 40A(6) of old Act

                   An approval that was in force under subsection 40A(6) of the old Act immediately before the commencing day has effect on and after that day as if it were an approval under subsection 99(2) of this Act.

[saving of existing approvals]

(13)   Clause 161, page 108 (line 1), omit “Act”, substitute “section”.

[technical correction]