As part of IP Australia’s response to the COVID-19 situation, changes to the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Fee Exemptions) Regulations 2020, have been made. These Regulations were registered 12 June 2020.
The Regulations amend the Plant Breeder’s Rights Regulations 1994 and the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 to provide new exemption powers for IP Australia to exercise greater discretion and flexibility to exempt specified classes of persons from fees where appropriate.
Customers can keep up to date through the Business Continuity and the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak page on the IP Australia website. More information on the regulations can be found in the Explanatory Statement.