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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Responses to the Productivity Commission                               4

Part 1—Parallel importation                                                                                        4

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                           4

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                      4

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                                 4

Division 2—Saving and application provisions                                                      6

Part 2—PBR in essentially derived varieties                                                      7

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                               7

Part 3—Period to apply for removal of trade marks from Register for non-use 25

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               25

Part 4—Notification of extension of standard patents relating to pharmaceutical substances     26

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         26

Schedule 2—Other measures                                                                                         27

Part 1—Amending trade mark applications—non-legal persons           27

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               27

Part 2—Written requirements                                                                                  28

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         28

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        28

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         32

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             33

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               39

Division 2—Application and saving provisions                                                    41

Part 3—Filing requirements                                                                                      43

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         43

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        43

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         46

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             50

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               52

Division 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions                              56

Part 4—Signatures                                                                                                         59

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         59

Part 5—Computerised decision-making                                                             60

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        60

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         61

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             63

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               64

Part 6—Addresses and service of documents                                                 67

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             67

Part 7—Requirements for patent documents                                                   69

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         69

Part 8—Unjustified threats of infringement                                                     73

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         73

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                        73

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                   73

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         74

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             74

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               76

Division 2—Application and saving provisions                                                    77

Part 9—Ownership of PBR and entries in the Register                             79

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             79

Part 10—Trade mark oppositions                                                                           82

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               82

Part 11—Further power to award damages under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act            83

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             83

Part 12—Exclusive licensees in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act            85

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             85

Part 13—Publishing personal information of registered patent or trade marks attorneys               88

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         88

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                         88

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               89

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         90

Part 14—Secretary’s role in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act                   91

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             91

Part 15—Seizure notices                                                                                             97

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         97

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    97

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                   97

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                               98

Division 2—Application provisions                                                                         98

Part 16—Prosecutions                                                                                                100

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                       100

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                       100

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                             100

Division 2—Application provision                                                                         101

Part 17—Updating references to Designs Act                                              102

Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987                                                                 102

Part 18—Removing certain references to New Zealand                          104

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                       104

Part 19—International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants            106

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                           106

Part 20—Other amendments                                                                                  109

Patents Act 1990                                                                                                       109

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                           109

Part 21—Repeals of Acts                                                                                         110

Patents Amendment (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Act 1979                            110

 

 



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 is the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 .

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

Provisions

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, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 and 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions 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.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Parts 2 and 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Parts 4 and 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 2, Parts 6 to 12

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

9.  Schedule 2, Part 13

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

10.  Schedule 2, Part 14

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

11.  Schedule 2, Parts 15 to 21

The day after 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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.