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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2006

 

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Industry, Tourism and Resources)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—Revoking registration of trade marks etc.                                  5

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                                 5

Schedule 2—Non-payment of fees relating to trade marks                         10

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               10

Schedule 3—Registration process for certification trade marks              11

Part 1—Amendments commencing on day after Royal Assent             11

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               11

Part 2—Amendments commencing on proclaimed day or after 6 months              13

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               13

Schedule 4—Availability of documents about trade marks                        16

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               16

Schedule 5—Relief for infringement of patents                                                 18

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         18

Schedule 6—Exemption of continued prior use from patent infringement            19

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         19

Schedule 7—Springboarding and patents                                                             22

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         22

Schedule 8—Compulsory licensing of patents                                                     24

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         24

Schedule 9—Specifying claims for innovation patents                                   26

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         26

Schedule 10—Making divisional applications for innovation patents 27

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         27

Schedule 11—Setting dates by regulations                                                            28

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             28

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               28

Schedule 12—Effect of office not being open for business                         29

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        29

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                   30

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         31

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             32

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               34

Schedule 13—Extension of time                                                                                   36

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               36

Schedule 14—Approving forms                                                                                   37

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             37

Schedule 15—Delegation                                                                                                  38

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        38

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             38

Schedule 16—Statute law revision amendments                                                40

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         40

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               40

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 3, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

7.  Schedules 5 and 6

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 7

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedules 8 and 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 10

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

11.  Schedule 11

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedule 12

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

13.  Schedules 13 to 15

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

14.  Schedule 16, item 1

At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Medical Devices) Act 2002 commences.

4 October 2002

15.  Schedule 16, item 2

Immediately after the commencement of section 84 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 .

1 January 1996

16.  Schedule 16, item 3

At the same time as item 943 of Schedule 1 to the Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999 commences.

5 December 1999

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.