Title Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes
Date 22-06-2011 10:11 AM
Source Senate
Parl No. 43
Bill Number 119/11
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/s837_first-senate/0000


Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011 [2012]
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2010‑2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">THE SENATE</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a name="ConfidenceBlock" id="ConfidenceBlock"/><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2011</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Innovation, Industry, Science and Research)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5"><a name="BKCheck15B_1" id="BKCheck15B_1"/>1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Raising the quality of granted patents<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Main amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Balance of probabilities test<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 3—Application, savings and transitional provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">16</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Free access to patented inventions for regulatory approvals and research<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendment<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application of amendment<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 3—Reducing delays in resolution of patent and trade mark applications<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application and transitional provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">34</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 4—Assisting the operations of the IP profession<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 5—Improving mechanisms for trade mark and copyright enforcement<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Customs seizure<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Copyright Act 1968<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">60</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Trade Mark offences<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">67</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 3—Relief for infringement of trade marks<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 6—Simplifying the IP system<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Designs Act 2003<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">75</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Patents Act 1990<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">78</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">95</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Trade Marks Act 1995<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style: normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">96</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application and savings provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">102</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to intellectual property, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="adfb2a7aaaee44fea8705ba1f0e67891" title="1  Short title"><a name="adfb2a7aaaee44fea8705ba1f0e67891"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc296335466"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act may be cited as the <i>Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2011</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="ace0ae2d221c41cda3faf408d09cf18c" title="2  Commencement"><a name="ace0ae2d221c41cda3faf408d09cf18c"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc296335467"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="474" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Commencement information</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 1</b></p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 2</b></p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"><b>Column 3</b></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Provision(s)</b></p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Commencement</b></p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext" style="page-break-after:avoid"> <b>Date/Details</b></p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">2.  Schedule 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">3.  Schedule 2</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">4.  Schedules 3 to 5</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">5.  Schedule 6, items 1 to 86</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">6.  Schedule 6, item 87</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">7.  Schedule 6, items 88 to 134</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"><span style="layout-grid-mode:line">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.</span></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="2158b481faa240ca815eed2aa79b53cd" title="3  Schedule(s)"><a name="2158b481faa240ca815eed2aa79b53cd"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc296335468"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedule(s)</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    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.</p> <span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <p class="PageBreak"> </p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="3257c47f-0c88-681d-91b9-8745b52c28fb"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="92cc7009-d6d8-edbd-a742-df31e9f21229"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="786f0796-c4b5-4081-c3a9-99e47c832e0d"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="69a1c64c-0c17-ecd1-8e36-cab8499101ce"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="84814d7b-37a3-4157-caf9-ea909486b687"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="2d40372a-c243-452f-e358-86bd2ad11e22"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>