Filing documents in patent oppositions

To be published in the Australian Official Journal of Patents on 16 November 2017.

The Commissioner has issued a new direction for the filing of documents in patent oppositions.  A copy of the direction is included in this notice.

The main changes to the direction are in relation to documents mentioned in the SGP, and attachments to declarations:

SGP mentioned documents

.  all mentioned documents are to be included in a single electronic file

.  each document within the file is to be bookmarked separately

 

Attachments to declarations

.  attachments are to be provided in a single electronic file separate to the rest of the declaration

.  each document within the file is to be bookmarked separately

The Objective Connect User Guide is being updated to reflect these changes.

The direction comes into effect on 1 January 2018, and applies to documents filed on or after 1 January 2018.

 

File: 
Publish online date: 
Monday, November 13, 2017