26 March 2019

New regulations that will simplify the filing of translations of patent documents will come into effect on 25 September 2019, following the registration of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 (“the Regulations”) on the Federal Register of Legislation on 25 March 2019.

The Regulations will also make other technical improvements to the Patents Regulations 1991 and the Designs Regulations 2004. Further information can be found on the Regulations page.