At a glance
Policy ID: 138
Status: Policy development
The PBR Act specifies the Registrar must give public notice of surrender due to the applicant failing to pay the prescribed fee.
However, in the case of a voluntary surrender there are equivalent provisions requiring the Registrar to give public notice, however, while it is the Plant Breeders Right Office practice to publish such a notification, specifying this in the legislation will ensure consistency and that the public is aware of the surrender of a grant as soon as practicable.
- On hold 24 June 2021
- Policy Development 5 December 2022
Issue is being considered as part of IP Australia’s PBR reform work.