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


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Jobs and Innovation

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.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/03/18  
Second reading moved 28/03/18  
Second reading debate 27/06/18  
Second reading agreed to 27/06/18  
Third reading agreed to 27/06/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/06/18  
Second reading moved 27/06/18  
Second reading debate 16/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 16/08/18  
Third reading agreed to 16/08/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 16/08/18  
Assent 24/08/18 Act no: 77 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes