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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

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.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/11  
Second reading moved 22/06/11  
Second reading debate 27/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 27/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 27/02/12  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/02/12  
Referred to Federation Chamber 19/03/12  
Second reading moved 19/03/12  
Second reading debate 19/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 19/03/12  
Reported from Federation Chamber 20/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/03/12  
Assent 15/04/12 Act no.: 35 - Year: 2012
     

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