Some trade mark applicants file their trade mark applications in names that do not satisfy the "person or persons having legal personality" requirements of the Trade Marks Act e.g. they file in their trading or business name. Under this item the Trade Marks Act would be amended to put beyond doubt that the Registrar has the power to amend the name on trade mark applications so that those applications can proceed in a name that satisfies the "legal personality" requirements of the Trade Marks Act.
Consultation 23-Oct-2017 to 4-Dec-2017
Policy development 5-Dec-2017
In Parliament 28-Mar-2018
Royal Assent 24-Aug-2018
This item is included in the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 which received Royal Assent on 24 August.