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Thursday, 21 June 1906

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) (Honorary Minister) . - I desire to refer to some criticism of the use of the word " industrial " in connexion with the word " design," in this definition clause. It is used in the same sense as it is used in what is known as an industrial exhibition, or in what are known as the industrial arts. But it has not been imported into the Bill for that reason alone. Throughout the articles of the International Convention the term used is not "design," but "industrial design." It is industrial designs that the contracting parties have agreed amongst themselves shall be protected each within its own sphere. The word " industrial " is not put into this definition as a. placard at all. The English Act was passed before the International Convention was entered into. But the Tasmanian Act has adopted the expression " industrial designs," and I presume for the same reason as we do.

Clause agreed to.

Postponed clause 5 (When design deemed to be applied to articles).

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