Policy ID: 
66
Status: 
On hold
Priority: 
Medium
Issue summary: 

The Streamlining Bill investigated and proposed changes to the 15-month acceptance period.

Under this proposal, IP Australia would further explore this issue and conduct an overall review of trade mark timeframes to identify any inefficiencies that may exist in the trade mark system and decrease any complexity. The review could include acceptance and divisional timeframes, response periods, extensions of time, deferrals of acceptance and other matters. 

History: 

On hold 04-Sept-2017

Comments: 

Public consultation on this issue took place from November 2016 - February 2017.

In light of stakeholder feedback, and high priority proposals resulting from the Government's response to the PC inquiry this proposal has been downgraded to Medium priority. This issue has been placed on hold and will be considered for inclusion in a later Bill.

Tag: 
Trade Marks
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