New IP legislation amendment regulations
20 May 2011
On 12 May 2011, the Federal Executive Council made the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1) which will have effect from 1 July 2011.
Among a number of amendments, the new regulations will:
- allow Australian postal addresses to be an addresses for service for all of the rights that IP Australia administers.
This will benefit customers who have a post-office box as they will be able to use this address as an address for service of patents or designs documents.
- require type-written patents documents to have 1.5 line-spacing, instead of the double-spacing currently allowed.
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