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27 March 2019

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  • Policy ID: 3
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    In its 2013 review of compulsory licensing, the Productivity Commission (PC) raised a possible inconsistency between the requirements for compulsory licensin

     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Closed 23-July-2018

    Tag:
    Compulsory Licensing, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 4
    Closed
    Issue summary:
    The operation of the compulsory licensing provisions of the Patents Act 1990 need to take into consideration Australia's international treaty obligations.
     
    History:

    Consultation 30-Aug-2017 to 17-Nov-2017

    Policy development 20-Nov-2017

    Closed 23-July-2018

    Tag:
    Compulsory Licensing, Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 14
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    s76A of the Patents Act was introduced alongside the extension of term (EoT) scheme for pharmaceuticals in order to collect data with each application for an

     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Patents
  • Policy ID: 16
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    Applicants are required to maintain their IP rights by paying renewal/continuation fees.

     
    History:
    On hold 04-Sept-2017
    Closed 23-Apr-2018
    Tag:
    Fees, Patents
  • Policy ID: 17
    Completed
    Issue summary:
    Currently regulation 21.2 prevents the Commissioner delegating powers and functions under paragraphs 210(a) and (c) of the Patents Act (power to summon witnesse
     
    History:

    Policy development 04-Sept-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 16-Nov-2018 to 21-Dec-2018

    Legislative drafting 22-Dec-2018

    Consultation 16-Nov-2018 to 21-Dec-2018

    Legislation registered 25-Mar-2019

    Completed 25-Mar-2019

    Tag:
    Patents
  • Policy ID: 21
    Completed
    Issue summary:

    Disputes as to entitlement may arise before or after the grant of a patent.

     
    History:

    Policy development 04-Sept-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 16-Nov-2018 to 21-Dec-2018

    Legislative drafting 22-Dec-2018

    Legislation registered 25-Mar-2019

    Completed-25-Mar-2019

    Tag:
    Patents
  • Policy ID: 22
    Completed
    Issue summary:

    Currently, applicants for IP rights who file first overseas in a foreign language must provide a translation of all foreign-language documents into English w

     
    History:

    Policy development 04-Sept-2017

    Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

    Consultation 16-Nov-2018 to 21-Dec-2018

    Legislative drafting 22-Dec-2018

    Legislation registered 25-Mar-2019

    Completed 25-Sep-2019

    Tag:
    Patents
  • Policy ID: 27
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    Some trade mark applicants file their trade mark applications in names that do not satisfy the "person or persons having legal personality" requirements of t

     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Trade Marks
  • Policy ID: 32
    Closed
    Issue summary:
    Section 123 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 provides a defence against infringement for the parallel importation of trade marked goods or services.
     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Trade Marks
  • Policy ID: 33
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    The Productivity Commission (PC) review of Australia's IP arrangements in 2016 found that the trade marks register is 'cluttered' with trade marks that are n

     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Productivity Commission, Trade Marks
  • Policy ID: 47
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    IP legislation treats exclusive licensees of IP rights inconsistently when it comes to the ability to bring proceedings for infringement.

     
    History:
    Legislative drafting 04-Sept-2017
    Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
    Policy development 5-Dec-2017
    In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
    Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
    Completed 24-Aug-2018
    Tag:
    Plant Breeder's Rights
  • Policy ID: 50
    Completed
    Issue summary:
    An end-point royalty (EPR) system is a mechanism where a licensed crop grower pays a royalty to the owner of the Plant Breeder's Right (PBR) based on production
     
    History:
    Completed 30-Aug-2017
    Tag:
    ACIP, Plant Breeder's Rights

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Completed The Government or IP Australia has progressed policy of legislative action to address the issue to its resolution.
Closed No futher action will be taken by IP Australia.

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