Published: 
20 April 2020

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) were registered on 3 April 2020.

The Regulations amend the Patents Regulations 1991 (“Patents Regulations”) in line with changes that the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020 (“the Act”) makes to the Patents Act 1990. In particular, the Regulations support the phasing out of the innovation patent system from 26 August 2021.

Further information on the Regulations is available here. Information on the Act is available here.