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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Industry)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—TRIPS Protocol interim waiver                                                        5

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     5

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                           5

Part 2—Application                                                                                                      21

Schedule 2—TRIPS Protocol: later commencing amendments                22

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         22

Schedule 3—Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994: Federal Circuit Court 23

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             23

Schedule 4—Australia New Zealand Single Economic Market                27

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   27

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        27

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         27

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             40

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               41

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                               44

Schedule 5—Other amendments                                                                                  47

Part 1—Document retention                                                                                     47

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         47

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        47

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         47

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               47

Division 2—Application of amendments                                                               47

Part 2—Technical amendments                                                                               48

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         48

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         48

Division 2—Application of amendments                                                               50

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation 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 2014.

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The start of the day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the start of the day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after Article 31bis of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights set out in Annex 1C to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, done at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994, comes into force for Australia.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

The Minister administering the Patents Act 1990 must announce by notice in the Gazette the day the event mentioned in paragraph (b) occurs.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 24 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, the provision(s) are repealed on the day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 5, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 5, item 8

Immediately after the commencement of item 32 of Schedule 6 to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 .

15 April 2013

8.  Schedule 5, items 9 to 17

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

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

 

9.  Schedule 5, item 18

Immediately after the commencement of item 32 of Schedule 6 to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 .

15 April 2013

10.  Schedule 5, items 19 to 21

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

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

 

11.  Schedule 5, item 22

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.