Raising the Bar Regulations - final stage for comments
11 Oct 2012
All interested stakeholders and members of the public are invited to comment on the draft regulations that provide the important detail of reforms to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012. The draft regulations will be of particular interest to the legal profession, inventors, brand owners and the broader innovation community:
This is the second and final phase of public consultation on the draft regulations of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012. The Act was passed by Parliament in March 2012 and will come into effect on 15 April 2013.
These reforms are part of the Australian Government's commitment to fostering Australian innovation and business growth and cover six key areas:
- raising the quality of granted patents;
- free access to patented inventions for regulator approvals and research;
- reducing delays in resolution of patent and trade marks applications;
- assisting the operations of the IP profession;
- improving mechanisms for trade mark and copyright enforcement; and
- simplifying the IP system.
Today's release covers:
Schedule 3 - Reducing delays in resolution of patent and trade mark applications.
Schedule 6 - Simplifying the IP system.
All public comments must be submitted by 21 November 2012.
For more information including the draft regulations, explanatory memorandum and application provisions, visit the consultation page.
Last Updated: 29/11/2012