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27 March 2019

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  • Policy ID: 52
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    Under current legislation, if the grantee of a Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) variety (the "initial variety") believes another breeder has used their "initial

     
    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:
    ACIP, Productivity Commission, Plant Breeder's Rights
  • Policy ID: 55
    Closed
    Issue summary:

    Patents, trade marks and designs legislation allow the courts to award additional damages for infringement on top of those to compensate for the harm caused.

     
    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:
    ACIP, Plant Breeder's Rights
  • Policy ID: 57
    Completed
    Issue summary:

    In its 2010 review of Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) Enforcement, the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) recommended IP Australia wor

     
    History:

    Completed 30-Aug-2017

    Tag:
    ACIP, Plant Breeder's Rights
  • Policy ID: 58
    Completed
    Issue summary:

    In its 2010 review of post-grant enforcement, the former Advisory Council on IP (ACIP) recommended IP Australia work with other organisations to establish an

     
    History:

    Completed 30-Aug-2017

    Tag:
    ACIP, Develop, Designs, Patents, Plant Breeder's Rights, Trade Marks
  • Policy ID: 60
    Closed
    Issue summary:
       
      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:
      Fees, Designs, Patents, Plant Breeder's Rights, Trade Marks
    • Policy ID: 68
      Closed
      Issue summary:
      Trade marks and designs applicants can amend various aspects of their applications, including updating administrative details such as names and addresses.
       
      History:
      Closed 30-Aug-2017
      Tag:
      Designs, Trade Marks
    • Policy ID: 74
      Completed
      Issue summary:

      There has been some concerns raised that the translation requirements for PCT National Phase Entry (NPE) in Australia are confusing and place a burden on app

       
      History:

      Policy development 04-Sept-2017

      Legislative drafting 26-Mar-2018

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

      Legislation registered 25-Mar-2019

      Completed 25-Sep-2019

      Tag:
      Patents
    • Policy ID: 81
      Closed
      Issue summary:

      Currently, applicants for registration of trade marks or registration of designs who claim priority from their filings abroad can be required to provide copi

       
      History:

      Policy development 23-Apr-2018

      Completed 21-Jan-2019

      Tag:
      Designs, Trade Marks
    • Policy ID: 85
      Closed
      Issue summary:

      The current drafting of s43 in the PBR Act only refers to recent exploitation of the variety in either Australia or in countries party to the UPOV Convention

       
      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: 87
      Completed
      Issue summary:

      The wording of item 404 of the Patent Regulations is unaligned with the schedule of fees under PCT regulations.

       
      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

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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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