Policy ID: 
87
Status: 
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

Comments: 

The issue was addressed by an amendment in the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (PCT Translations and Other Measures) Regulations 2019 Schedule 2 Part 2.

The amendment was accorded high priority, as it ensures ongoing consistency with the fee reduction criteria in the schedule of fees set out in the PCT rules without further need to update the Patents Regulations.

Tag: 
Patents
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