IP Australia has published a new instrument in the Official Journal of Trade Marks in relation to:
- the means and form of filing evidence and opposition documents:
This instrument commences immediately after the commencement of the Trade Marks (Means and Form of Filing Documents and Evidence) (Opposition and Other Proceedings) Instrument 2019 made on 14 January 2019. The new instrument also repeals the aforementioned instrument made on 14 January 2019.
The updated instrument includes a new section 8, which specifies the form for filing evidence given in writing. It also clarifies the note under subsection 7(1).
This instrument will commence at the same time as the corresponding parts in the IP Amendment Act, which will be on 24 February 2019, unless proclaimed to commence earlier.