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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2003


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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2002



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Industry, Tourism and Resources

Summary

Amends the Patents Act 1990, Trade Marks Act 1995 and Designs Act 1906 to clarify that errors or omission by persons such as independent contractors, employed by the Commissioner of Patents, Registrar of Trade Marks or Registrar of Designs, are encompassed by the existing extension of time provisions; Patents Act 1990 in relation to disclosure of information to the Commissioner of Patents that is relevant to the patentability of an invention; Trade Marks Act 1995 to: amend the definition of “employee”; and remove the term “trade marks officer”; and Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000 to correct a drafting error. Also contains an application provision.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27/06/02  
Second reading moved 27/06/02  
Second reading agreed to 02/06/03  
Third reading agreed to 02/06/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/03  
Second reading moved 16/06/03  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/03  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/03  
     
Assent 26/06/03 Act no.: 48 - Year: 2003
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)