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PATENTS ACT 1990 - NOTES

No. 83, 1990

Compilation No. 41

Compilation date:                              24 February 2017

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 61, 2016

Registered:                                         27 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This compilation includes commenced amendments made by Act No. 8, 2015 and Act No. 126, 2015

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Patents Act 1990 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 24 February 2017 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Chapter 1--Introductory                                                                                      1

1............................ Short title............................................................................ 1

2............................ Commencement.................................................................. 1

3............................ Definitions.......................................................................... 1

5............................ Associated applications....................................................... 4

6............................ Deposit requirements.......................................................... 4

7............................ Novelty, inventive step and innovative step........................ 5

7A......................... Meaning of useful............................................................... 6

9............................ Secret use............................................................................ 7

10.......................... Certain international applications to be taken to have been given an international filing date    8

11.......................... Act binds the Crown........................................................... 8

12.......................... Application of Act.............................................................. 8

12A....................... Application of the Criminal Code....................................... 9

Chapter 2--Patent rights, ownership and validity                   10

Part 1--Patent rights                                                                                                         10

13.......................... Exclusive rights given by patent....................................... 10

14.......................... Assignment of patent........................................................ 10

Part 2--Ownership                                                                                                             11

15.......................... Who may be granted a patent?.......................................... 11

16.......................... Co-ownership of patents................................................... 11

17.......................... Directions to co-owners.................................................... 12

Part 3--Validity                                                                                                                    13

Division 1--Validity                                                                                                    13

18.......................... Patentable inventions........................................................ 13

19.......................... Certificate of validity......................................................... 14

20.......................... Validity of patent not guaranteed...................................... 15

21.......................... Validity not implied by making or refusal of non-infringement declaration             15

Division 2--Matters not affecting validity                                                      16

22A....................... Validity not affected by who patent is granted to.............. 16

22.......................... Invalidity in relation to one claim not to affect validity in relation to other claims    16

23.......................... Validity not affected by publication etc. after priority date 16

24.......................... Validity not affected by making information available in certain circumstances       16

25.......................... Validity: patents of addition.............................................. 17

26.......................... Validity not affected in certain cases involving amendments 17

Division 3--Notice of matters affecting validity                                          19

27.......................... Notice of matters affecting validity of standard patents..... 19

28.......................... Notice of matters affecting validity of innovation patents. 19

Chapter 3--From application to acceptance                                  21

Part 1--Patent applications                                                                                           21

Division 1--Applications                                                                                           21

29.......................... Application for patent--general rules............................... 21

29A....................... Applications for patents--special rules for PCT applications  21

29B........................ Applications for patents--special rules for Convention applications       22

30.......................... Filing date......................................................................... 23

31.......................... Joint applicants................................................................. 23

32.......................... Disputes between applicants etc........................................ 24

33.......................... Applications by opponents etc.......................................... 24

34.......................... Applications by eligible persons arising out of Court proceedings          26

35.......................... Applications by eligible persons following revocation by Commissioner                27

36.......................... Other applications by eligible persons.............................. 28

37.......................... Complete application may be treated as provisional.......... 29

38.......................... Time for making complete application.............................. 29

Division 2--Specifications                                                                                        31

40.......................... Specifications.................................................................... 31

41.......................... Specifications: micro-organisms....................................... 31

42.......................... Micro-organisms ceasing to be reasonably available........ 33

Division 3--Priority dates                                                                                        35

43.......................... Priority dates..................................................................... 35

43AA.................... Disclosure in basic applications........................................ 36

Part 2--Examination of standard patent requests and specifications 38

Division 1A--Preliminary search and opinion                                              38

43A....................... Preliminary search and opinion......................................... 38

Division 1--Examination                                                                                          39

44.......................... Request for examination................................................... 39

45.......................... Examination...................................................................... 39

Part 3--Acceptance                                                                                                            41

Division 1--Acceptance of standard patents                                                 41

49.......................... Acceptance of patent request: standard patent................... 41

49A....................... Postponing acceptance of patent request: standard patent. 42

50.......................... Application or grant may be refused in certain cases........ 42

50A....................... Revocation of acceptance.................................................. 43

51.......................... Appeal.............................................................................. 44

Division 2--Acceptance of innovation patents                                              45

52.......................... Formalities check and acceptance of innovation patents.... 45

Chapter 4--Publication                                                                                         46

53.......................... Publication of certain information about applicants etc..... 46

54.......................... Notice of publication......................................................... 46

55.......................... Documents open to public inspection............................... 48

56.......................... Certain documents not to be published............................. 49

56A....................... Publication and inspection of PCT applications................ 49

57.......................... Effect of publication of complete specification.................. 49

58.......................... Result of search may be disclosed.................................... 50

Chapter 5--Opposition to grant of standard patent             51

59.......................... Opposition to grant of standard patent.............................. 51

60.......................... Hearing and decision by Commissioner........................... 51

Chapter 6--Grant and term of patents                                                53

Part 1--Grant                                                                                                                        53

61.......................... Grant of standard patent.................................................... 53

62.......................... Grant and publication of innovation patent....................... 53

63.......................... Joint patentees................................................................... 54

64.......................... Grant: multiple applications.............................................. 54

65.......................... Date of patent.................................................................... 54

Part 2--Term                                                                                                                          56

67.......................... Term of standard patent.................................................... 56

68.......................... Term of innovation patent................................................. 56

Part 3--Extension of term of standard patents relating to pharmaceutical substances 57

70.......................... Applications for extension of patent................................. 57

71.......................... Form and timing of an application.................................... 58

72.......................... Notification and public inspection of application.............. 59

73.......................... Withdrawal of application................................................. 59

74.......................... Acceptance or refusal of application................................. 60

75.......................... Opposition to grant of extension....................................... 60

76.......................... Grant of extension............................................................ 61

76A....................... Notification of extension to the Secretary, Health and Family Services   61

77.......................... Calculation of term of extension....................................... 62

78.......................... Exclusive rights of patentee are limited if extension granted 62

79.......................... Rights of patentee if extension granted after patent expires 63

79A....................... Commissioner not to make decision if court proceedings pending           63

Chapter 6A--Divisional applications                                                     64

79B........................ Divisional applications prior to grant of patent................. 64

79C........................ Divisional applications for innovation patents may be made after grant of an innovation patent              65

Chapter 7--Patents of addition                                                                    66

80.......................... Chapter does not apply to innovation patents.................... 66

81.......................... Grant of patent of addition................................................ 66

82.......................... Revocation of patent and grant of patent of addition instead 66

83.......................... Term of patent of addition................................................. 67

85.......................... Revocation of patent for main invention........................... 68

86.......................... Renewal fees not payable.................................................. 68

87.......................... Fees payable where patent of addition becomes an independent patent    68

Chapter 9--Re-examination of standard patents                     69

96A....................... Chapter does not apply to innovation patents.................... 69

97.......................... Re-examination of complete specifications....................... 69

98.......................... Report on re-examination.................................................. 70

99.......................... Statement by applicant or patentee.................................... 70

100........................ Copies of report to be given to court................................. 70

100A..................... Refusal to grant patent--re-examination before grant....... 70

101........................ Revocation of patent--re-examination after grant............. 71

Chapter 9A--Examination, re-examination and opposition-innovation patents         73

Part 1--Examination of innovation patents                                                        73

101A..................... Examination may be requested or Commissioner may decide to examine                73

101B...................... Examination of an innovation patent................................. 73

101C...................... How and when examination to be carried out................... 74

101E...................... Certificate of examination................................................. 74

101EA................... Revocation of certificate of examination........................... 75

101F...................... Revocation of innovation patents following examination under section 101B         76

Part 2--Re-examination of innovation patents                                                  78

101G..................... Re-examination of complete specifications of innovation patents             78

101H..................... Patentee statements........................................................... 79

101J....................... Revocation of innovation patent following re-examination 79

101K...................... Relevant proceedings and re-examination......................... 80

101L...................... Copies of report to be given to court................................. 80

Part 3--Opposition to innovation patents                                                             81

101M..................... Opposition to innovation patent........................................ 81

101N..................... Hearing and decision by the Commissioner...................... 81

101P...................... Relevant proceedings and opposition................................ 82

Chapter 10--Amendments                                                                                83

Part 1--Amendments that are not allowable                                                      83

102........................ What amendments are not allowable?............................... 83

103........................ Consent of mortgagee or exclusive licensee needed.......... 84

Part 2--Amendments of patent requests, specifications and other filed documents        86

104........................ Amendments by applicants and patentees......................... 86

105........................ Amendments directed by court......................................... 86

106........................ Amendments directed by Commissioner: patents............. 87

107........................ Amendments directed by Commissioner: applications for standard patents             88

109........................ Appeal.............................................................................. 89

Part 3--Miscellaneous                                                                                                       90

110........................ Advertisement of amendment of complete specification... 90

112........................ Pending proceedings......................................................... 90

112A..................... Decisions on appeal.......................................................... 90

113........................ Persons claiming under assignment or agreement............. 90

114........................ Priority date of claims of certain amended specifications.. 91

114A..................... Objection cannot be taken to certain amended specifications 91

115........................ Restriction on recovery of damages etc............................. 92

116........................ Interpretation of amended specifications........................... 92

Chapter 11--Infringement                                                                                 93

Part 1--Infringement and infringement proceedings                                   93

117........................ Infringement by supply of products.................................. 93

118........................ Infringement exemptions: use in or on foreign vessels, aircraft or vehicles             93

119........................ Infringement exemptions: prior use.................................. 94

119A..................... Infringement exemptions: acts for obtaining regulatory approval of pharmaceuticals              96

119B...................... Infringement exemptions: acts for obtaining regulatory approval (non-pharmaceuticals)         97

119C...................... Infringement exemptions: acts for experimental purposes 97

120........................ Infringement proceedings................................................. 98

121........................ Counter-claim for revocation of patent.............................. 98

121A..................... Burden of proof--infringement of patent for a process.... 99

122........................ Relief for infringement of patent....................................... 99

123........................ Innocent infringement..................................................... 100

Part 2--Non-infringement declarations                                                               101

124........................ Interpretation................................................................... 101

125........................ Application for non-infringement declaration................. 101

126........................ Proceedings for non-infringement declarations............... 101

127........................ Effect of non-infringement declarations.......................... 102

Part 3--Unjustified threats of infringement proceedings                         103

128........................ Application for relief from unjustified threats................. 103

129........................ Court's power to grant relief if threats related to a standard patent or standard patent application            103

129A..................... Threats related to an innovation patent application or innovation patent and court's power to grant relief........................................................................................ 104

130........................ Counter-claim for infringement....................................... 105

131........................ Notification of patent not a threat.................................... 105

132........................ Liability of legal practitioner or patent attorney............... 105

Chapter 12--Compulsory licences and revocation of patents            106

Part 1--Introduction                                                                                                        106

132A..................... Simplified outline of this Chapter................................... 106

Part 2--Compulsory licences (general)                                                                 107

132B...................... Simplified outline of this Part......................................... 107

133........................ Compulsory licences--general....................................... 107

134........................ Revocation of patent after grant of compulsory licence under section 133               110

135........................ Reasonable requirements of the public............................ 110

136........................ Orders to be consistent with international agreements.... 111

136A..................... Dealing with allegation of contravention of application law 111

Part 3--Patented pharmaceutical invention compulsory licences (for manufacture and export to eligible importing countries)                                                                                      112

Division 1--Introduction                                                                                        112

136B...................... Simplified outline of this Part......................................... 112

136C...................... Relationship between Parts 2 and 3................................ 112

Division 2--Patented pharmaceutical invention compulsory licences 113

136D..................... PPI compulsory licences--applications for orders......... 113

136E...................... PPI compulsory licences--orders................................... 114

136F...................... PPI compulsory licences--terms.................................... 115

136G..................... PPI compulsory licences--amendment........................... 117

136H..................... PPI compulsory licences--revocation............................ 118

Division 3--Remuneration                                                                                     119

136J....................... PPI compulsory licences--remuneration........................ 119

Division 4--General                                                                                                  121

136K...................... PPI compulsory licences--nature of orders.................... 121

136L...................... PPI compulsory licences--consistency of orders with international agreements     121

136M..................... PPI compulsory licences--applications heard together... 121

Part 4--Surrender and revocation of patents                                                  122

136N..................... Simplified outline of this Part......................................... 122

137........................ Revocation on surrender of patent.................................. 122

138........................ Revocation of patents in other circumstances.................. 123

Part 5--Other matters                                                                                                     124

138A..................... Simplified outline of this Part......................................... 124

139........................ Parties to proceedings..................................................... 124

140........................ Commissioner to be given copies of orders.................... 124

Chapter 13--Withdrawal and lapsing of applications and ceasing of patents                125

141........................ Withdrawal of applications............................................. 125

142........................ Lapsing of applications................................................... 125

143........................ Ceasing of patents........................................................... 126

143A..................... Ceasing of innovation patents......................................... 126

143B...................... Payment of fees.............................................................. 127

Chapter 14--Contracts                                                                                        128

144........................ Void conditions.............................................................. 128

145........................ Termination of contract after patent ceases to be in force 129

146........................ Effect of Chapter............................................................. 129

Chapter 15--Special provisions relating to associated technology                131

147........................ Certificate by Director as to associated technology......... 131

148........................ Lapsing etc. of applications............................................. 132

149........................ Revocation of direction................................................... 132

150........................ Restoration of lapsed application.................................... 132

151........................ Reinstatement of application as an international application 133

152........................ Notice of prohibitions or restrictions on publication....... 134

153........................ Effect of order................................................................. 135

Chapter 16--Jurisdiction and powers of courts                       136

154........................ Jurisdiction of Federal Court.......................................... 136

155........................ Jurisdiction of other prescribed courts............................ 136

156........................ Exercise of jurisdiction................................................... 137

157........................ Transfer of proceedings.................................................. 137

158........................ Appeals........................................................................... 137

159........................ Commissioner may appear in appeals............................. 138

160........................ Powers of Federal Court................................................. 138

Chapter 17--The Crown                                                                                   139

Part 1--Introductory                                                                                                       139

161........................ Nominated persons and patentees................................... 139

162........................ Commonwealth and State authorities.............................. 139

Part 2--Exploitation by the Crown                                                                        140

163........................ Exploitation of inventions by Crown.............................. 140

164........................ Nominated person or patentee to be informed of exploitation  140

165........................ Remuneration and terms for exploitation........................ 141

165A..................... Exploitation of invention to cease under court order....... 141

166........................ Previous agreements inoperative..................................... 141

167........................ Sale of products.............................................................. 142

168........................ Supply of products by Commonwealth to foreign countries 142

169........................ Declarations that inventions have been exploited............ 143

170........................ Sale of forfeited articles.................................................. 143

Part 3--Acquisitions by and assignments to the Crown                            144

171........................ Acquisition of inventions or patents by Commonwealth 144

172........................ Assignment of invention to Commonwealth................... 144

Part 4--Prohibition orders                                                                                           145

173........................ Prohibition of publication of information about inventions 145

174........................ Effect of prohibition orders............................................. 145

175........................ Disclosure of information to Commonwealth authority.. 146

176........................ International applications treated as applications under this Act               146

Chapter 18--Miscellaneous offences                                                     147

177........................ False representations about the Patent Office.................. 147

178........................ False representations about patents or patented articles... 147

182........................ Officers not to traffic in inventions................................. 148

183........................ Unauthorised disclosure of information by employees etc. 149

184........................ Other unauthorised disclosures of information............... 150

185........................ Commissioner etc. not to prepare documents or search records               150

Chapter 19--The Register and official documents                151

186........................ Register of Patents.......................................................... 151

187........................ Registration of particulars of patents etc......................... 151

188........................ Trusts not registrable...................................................... 152

189........................ Power of patentee to deal with patent.............................. 152

190........................ Inspection of Register..................................................... 152

191........................ False entries in Register.................................................. 153

191A..................... Commissioner's power to rectify register....................... 153

192........................ Orders for rectification of Register................................. 154

193........................ Inspection of documents................................................. 155

194........................ Information obtainable from Commissioner................... 155

195........................ Evidence--the Register................................................... 155

196........................ Evidence--unregistered particulars................................. 156

197........................ Evidence--certificate and copies of documents.............. 156

197AA.................. Evidence of matters arising under PCT........................... 157

Chapter 20--Patent Attorneys                                                                     158

Part 1--Registration, privileges and professional conduct                       158

198........................ Registration of patent attorneys....................................... 158

199........................ Deregistration................................................................. 160

200........................ Privileges........................................................................ 160

200A..................... Designated Manager....................................................... 161

Part 2--Offences                                                                                                                162

201........................ Acting or holding out without being registered............... 162

201A..................... When a person carries on business, practises or acts as a patent attorney                164

201B...................... Incorporated patent attorney must have a patent attorney director            165

202........................ Documents prepared by legal practitioners..................... 166

202A..................... Documents prepared by a member of a partnership........ 167

202B...................... Documents prepared by incorporated patent attorneys and incorporated legal practices           167

203........................ Attendance at patent attorney's office............................. 167

204........................ Time for starting prosecutions........................................ 168

Chapter 21--Administration                                                                         169

205........................ Patent Office and sub-offices.......................................... 169

206........................ Patent Office seal............................................................ 169

207........................ Commissioner of Patents................................................ 169

208........................ Deputy Commissioner of Patents................................... 169

209........................ Delegation of Commissioner's powers and functions.... 170

210........................ Commissioner's powers................................................. 171

210A..................... Sanctions for non-compliance with Commissioner's requirements          172

211........................ Recovery of costs awarded by Commissioner................ 173

Chapter 22--Miscellaneous                                                                             174

212........................ Copies of examination reports to be communicated........ 174

213........................ Making and signing applications etc............................... 174

214........................ Filing of documents........................................................ 174

215........................ Death of applicant or nominated person.......................... 175

216........................ Exercise of discretionary power by Commissioner......... 175

217........................ Assessors....................................................................... 175

218........................ Costs where patent invalid in part................................... 175

219........................ Security for costs............................................................ 176

220........................ Costs of attendance of patent attorney............................. 176

221........................ Service of documents...................................................... 176

222........................ Publication of Official Journal etc.................................. 177

222A..................... Doing act when Patent Office reopens after end of period otherwise provided for doing act   177

223........................ Extensions of time.......................................................... 178

224........................ Review of decisions........................................................ 181

225........................ Conduct of employees and agents of natural persons..... 182

226........................ Documents open to public inspection do not infringe copyright              183

227........................ Fees payable under this Act............................................ 184

227AA.................. Receipt of fees payable under New Zealand law............. 185

227AB................... Application of administrative law regime to decisions made in New Zealand          186

227A..................... Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board................................. 186

228........................ Regulations..................................................................... 190

Chapter 23--Transitional and savings provisions                 197

231........................ Application of Part III of 1989 Amending Act............... 197

233........................ Patents granted under 1952 Act...................................... 197

234........................ Applications under 1952 Act.......................................... 197

235........................ Other applications and proceedings under 1952 Act....... 199

236........................ Micro-organisms............................................................ 199

237........................ Orders, directions etc. under 1952 Act........................... 199

238........................ The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.............. 199

239........................ The Register of Patents and Register of Patent Attorneys 199

240........................ Registered patent attorneys............................................. 200

Schedule 1--Dictionary                                                                                       201

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  214

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                          214

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                              216

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                           217

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                         222


   

  

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Patents Act 1990

83, 1990

30 Oct 1990

30 Apr 1991 (s 2(2))

 

Industry, Technology and Commerce Legislation Amendment Act 1991

66, 1991

15 June 1991

s 26: 30 Apr 1991 (s 2(4))

--

Industry, Technology and Regional Development Legislation Amendment Act 1994

58, 1994

9 Apr 1994

Sch: 29 June 1994 (s 2 and gaz 1994, No S211)

--

Industry, Science and Technology Legislation Amendment Act 1994

108, 1994

12 July 1994

s 16-19: 12 July 1994 (s 2(1))

--

Patents (World Trade Organization Amendments) Act 1994

154, 1994

13 Dec 1994

s 4-7 and 12: 1 July 1995 (s 2)
Remainder: 10 Jan 1995 (s 2)

s 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 1998

100, 1998

27 July 1998

Sch 1 and 2 (items 10-32): 27 Jan 1999 (s 2(3), (5))
Sch 3: 27 July 1998 (s 2(1))

Sch 1 (item 8), Sch 2 (items 31, 32) and Sch 3 (item 4)

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Sch 1 (items 728-730): 5 Dec 1999 (s 2(1), (2) and gaz 1999, No S584)

--

Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000

140, 2000

24 Nov 2000

Sch 1 and 2: 24 May 2001 (s 2(2))

Sch 2

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Trade Marks and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

99, 2001

22 Aug 2001

Sch 2: 24 May 2001 (s 2(3))

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2003

48, 2003

26 June 2003

Sch 2 (item 8): 24 May 2001 (s 2(1) item 5)

--

Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001

55, 2001

28 June 2001

s 4-14 and Sch 3 (item 401): 15 July 2001 (s 2(1) and gaz 2001, No S285)

s 4-14

Industry, Science and Resources Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

140, 2001

1 Oct 2001

s 4 and Sch 1 (items 86-98): 2 Oct 2001 (s 2)

s 4

Patents Amendment Act 2001

160, 2001

1 Oct 2001

Sch 1: 1 Apr 2002 (s 2(3))
Sch 2: 24 May 2001 (s 2(4))

Sch 1 (items 13, 32, 33)

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2003

48, 2003

26 June 2003

Sch 1 (item 2): 24 July 2003 (s 2(2))
Sch 2 (items 1-5): 26 Aug 2003 (s 2(3))

Sch 2 (item 5)

US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004

120, 2004

16 Aug 2004

Sch 8: 16 Aug 2004 (s 2(1) item 8)

Sch 8 (item 3)

Statute Law Revision Act 2005

100, 2005

6 July 2005

Sch 1 (items 31-37): 24 May 2001 (s 2(1) item 20)

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Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006

106, 2006

27 Sept 2006

Sch 5, 6, 8 and 9: 28 Sept 2006 (s 2(1) items 7, 9)
Sch 7: 25 Oct 2006 (s 2(1) item 8)
Sch 10 and 12 (item 4): 27 Mar 2007 (s 2(1) items 10, 12)
Sch 16 (item 1): 4 Oct 2002 (s 2(1) item 14)

Sch 5 (item 2), Sch 6 (item 2), Sch 7 (item 4), Sch 8 (item 9), Sch 9 (item 2) and Sch 10 (item 3)

Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

131, 2009

14 Dec 2009

Sch 2 (items 8-15): 30 Jan 2012 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 2 (item 15)

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010

4, 2010

19 Feb 2010

Sch 10 (item 22): 20 Feb 2010 (s 2(1) item 13)

--

Statute Law Revision Act 2010

8, 2010

1 Mar 2010

Sch 1 (item 39): 1 Mar 2010 (s 2(1) item 4)

--

Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Act 2010

96, 2010

6 July 2010

Sch 3 (item 16): 30 Jan 2012 (s 2(1) item 13)

--

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010

103, 2010

13 July 2010

Sch 6 (items 1, 82): 1 Jan 2011 (s 2(1) items 3, 5)

--

Statute Law Revision Act 2011

5, 2011

22 Mar 2011

Sch 7 (items 108, 109): 19 Apr 2011 (s 2(1) item 18)

--

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Sch 2 (items 905-907) and Sch 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011 (s 2(1) items 7, 12)

Sch 3 (items 10, 11)

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012

35, 2012

15 Apr 2012

Sch 1, Sch 3 (items 1-16, 32(1)-(6), 33), Sch 4 (items 1-36) and Sch 6 (items 23-86, 88-103, 133, 134): 15 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) items 2, 4, 5, 7)
Sch 2 and Sch 6 (item 87): 16 Apr 2012 (s 2(1) items 3, 6)

Sch 1 (items 55, 56), Sch 2 (item 2), Sch 3 (items 32(1)-(6), 33) and Sch 6 (items 133, 134)

Statute Law Revision Act 2013

103, 2013

29 June 2013

Sch 4 (items 17, 18): 29 June 2013 (s 2(1) item 16)

--

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2014

31, 2014

27 May 2014

Sch 1 (items 53, 54): 24 June 2014 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015

8, 2015

25 Feb 2015

Sch 1 and Sch 5 (items 9-17, 19-21): 25 Aug 2015 (s 2(1) items 2, 8, 10)
Sch 2: 23 Jan 2017 (s 2(1) item 3)
Sch 4 (items 5-58, 81-83): 24 Feb 2017 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 5 (items 5, 7): 26 Feb 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)
Sch 5 (item 8, 18): 15 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) items 7, 9)
Sch 5 (item 22): 25 Feb 2015 (s 2(1) item 11)

Sch 1 (item 36), Sch 4 (items 81-83) and Sch 5 (items 7, 22)

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015

59, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 2 (item 298): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 2 (items 356-396): 18 June 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (items 356-396)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016

33, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2: 24 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (items 472-474): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 1 (item 673): 24 Feb 2017 (s 2(1) item 3)

--

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016

4, 2016

11 Feb 2016

Sch 4 (items 1, 228): 10 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 6)

--

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 1 (item 361): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

--

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Chapter 1

 

s 3...........................................

am No 108, 1994; No 154, 1994; No 100, 1998; No 140, 2000; No 48, 2003; No 131, 2009; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 4...........................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 6...........................................

am No 100, 1998

s 7...........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 46, 2011; No 35, 2012

s 7A.........................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 8...........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 9...........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 10.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 11.........................................

am No 59, 2015

s 12A.......................................

ad No 140, 2001

Chapter 2

 

Part 3

 

Division 1

 

s 18.........................................

am No 140, 2000

s 20.........................................

am No 8, 2015

Division 2

 

s 22A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 24.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 8, 2010; No 35, 2012, No 8, 2015

s 26.........................................

am No 35, 2012

Division 3

 

s 28.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

Chapter 3

 

Part 1

 

Division 1

 

s 29.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 29A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 8, 2015

s 29B.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 8, 2015; No 126, 2015

s 30.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 32.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 33.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 34.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 35.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012

s 36.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012; No 31, 2014

s 38.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 39.........................................

rep No 140, 2000

Division 2

 

s 40.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 106, 2006; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 41.........................................

am No 8, 2015

Division 3

 

s 43.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 43AA....................................

ad No 35, 2012

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading..........................

rs No 140, 2000

Division 1A

 

Division 1A.............................

ad No 35, 2012

s 43A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

Division 1

 

s 45.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 48, 2003; No 35, 2012

s 46.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

Division 2................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 47.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 48.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001

 

rep No 35, 2012

Part 3

 

Division 1

 

Division 1 heading...................

ad No 140, 2000

s 49.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 49A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 50.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 50A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 51.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

Division 2

 

Division 2 heading...................

ad No 140, 2000

s 52.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

Chapter 4

 

s 53.........................................

rs No 35, 2012

s 54.........................................

am No 140, 2000

s 55.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012

s 56.........................................

am No 66, 1991

s 56A.......................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 57.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 31, 2014

Chapter 5

 

Chapter 5 heading....................

rs No 140, 2000

s 59.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 120, 2004

s 60.........................................

am No 35, 2012

Chapter 6

 

Part 1

 

s 61.........................................

am No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 62.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

s 64.........................................

am No 140, 2000

s 66.........................................

am No 140, 2000

 

rep No 35, 2012

Part 2

 

s 67.........................................

am No 154, 1994

s 68.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

Part 3

 

Part 3 heading..........................

rs No 140, 2000

Division 1 heading ..................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

 

rep No 140, 2000

Division 1................................

rep No 140, 2000

s 69.........................................

rep No 140, 2000

Division 2 heading...................

rep No 140, 2000

Division 2................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 70.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 100, 2005: No 5, 2011; No 8, 2015

s 71.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 8, 2015

s 72.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 73.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 74.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 35, 2012

s 75.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 76.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 76A.......................................

ad No 100, 1998

s 77.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 78.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 106, 2006

s 79.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

 

ad No 100, 1998

s 79A.......................................

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 100, 2005

Chapter 6A

 

Chapter 6A..............................

ad No 140, 2000

s 79B.......................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 79C.......................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 106, 2006; No 35, 2012

Chapter 7

 

s 80.........................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 81.........................................

am No 35, 2012

s 83.........................................

am No 154, 1994

 

rs No 100, 1998

 

am No 100, 2005

s 84.........................................

rep No 154, 1994

Chapter 8.................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 88.........................................

am No 140, 2000

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 89.........................................

am No 140, 2000

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 90.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 91.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 92.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 93.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 94.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 95.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

s 96.........................................

rep No 35, 2012

Chapter 9

 

Chapter 9 heading....................

rs No 140, 2000

s 96A.......................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 97.........................................

am No 66, 1991; No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 98.........................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 99.........................................

am No 140, 2000

s 100.......................................

am No 66, 1991

s 100A.....................................

ad No 160, 2001

 

am No 35, 2012

s 101.......................................

am No 66, 1991; No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

Chapter 9A

 

Chapter 9A..............................

ad No 140, 2000

Part 1

 

s 101A.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 101B.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 160, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 101C.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 101D.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

rs No 160, 2001; No 48, 2003

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 101E.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 160, 2001; No 8, 2015

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 101EA..................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 101F.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

Part 2

 

s 101G.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 101H.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 101J......................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

s 101K.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 101L.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

Part 3

 

s 101M....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 101N.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

s 101P.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

Chapter 10

 

Part 1

 

s 102.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 103.......................................

am No 35, 2012

Part 2

 

s 104.......................................

am No 120, 2004

s 105.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 106.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012

s 107.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012

s 108.......................................

rep No 140, 2000

s 109.......................................

am No 140, 2000

Part 3

 

s 111.......................................

rep No 140, 2000

s 112A.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 114.......................................

am No 140, 2000

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 114A.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

Chapter 11

 

Part 1

 

s 119.......................................

am No 160, 2001

 

rs No 106, 2006

 

am No 8, 2015

s 119A.....................................

ad No 106, 2006

s 119B.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 119C.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 120.......................................

am No 140, 2000

s 121A.....................................

ad No 154, 1994

s 122.......................................

am No 106, 2006

Part 2

 

s 125.......................................

rs No 35, 2012

s 126.......................................

am No 140, 2000

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 127.......................................

rs No 35, 2012

Part 3

 

s 129.......................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 129A.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

s 130.......................................

am No 140, 2000

s 132.......................................

am No 35, 2012

Chapter 12

 

Part 1

 

Part 1.......................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 132A.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

Part 2

 

Part 2 heading..........................

ad No 8, 2015

s 132B.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 133.......................................

am No 154, 1994; No 140, 2000; No 106, 2006; No 103, 2010; No 8, 2015

s 134.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 106, 2006; No 103, 2010; No 8, 2015

s 135.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 136A.....................................

ad No 106, 2006

Part 3

 

Part 3.......................................

ad No 8, 2015

Division 1

 

Division 1................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136B.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136C.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

Division 2

 

Division 2................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136D.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136E.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

 

am No 126, 2015

s 136F.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136G.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136H.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

Division 3

 

Division 3................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136J......................................

ad No 8, 2015

Division 4

 

Division 4................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136K.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136L.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136M....................................

ad No 8, 2015

Part 4

 

Part 4 heading..........................

ad No 8, 2015

s 136N.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 137.......................................

am No 8, 2015

s 138.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 120, 2004; No 35, 2012

Part 5

 

Part 5 heading..........................

ad No 8, 2015

s 138A.....................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 139.......................................

am No 8, 2015

Chapter 13

 

s 141.......................................

rs No 140, 2000

 

am No 35, 2012

s 142.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 143A.....................................

ad No 140, 2000

 

am No 160, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 143B.....................................

ad No 160, 2001

Chapter 14

 

s 144.......................................

am No 140, 2000

Chapter 15

 

s 150.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 151.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012

s 153.......................................

am No 140, 2000

Chapter 17

 

Part 2

 

s 163.......................................

am No 154, 1994

s 165.......................................

am No 154, 1994

s 165A.....................................

ad No 154, 1994

s 169.......................................

am No 140, 2000

Part 4

 

s 174.......................................

am No 140, 2000

s 176.......................................

am No 140, 2000

Chapter 18

 

s 177.......................................

am No 35, 2012; No 4, 2016

s 178.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 179.......................................

am No 140, 2001

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 180.......................................

am No 140, 2001

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 181.......................................

am No 140, 2001

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 182.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 183.......................................

am No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 185.......................................

rs No 100, 1998

Chapter 19

 

s 186.......................................

am No 140, 2000

s 187.......................................

rs No 140, 2000

s 189.......................................

am No 131, 2009

s 191.......................................

am No 140, 2001

s 191A.....................................

ad No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 195.......................................

am No 131, 2009

s 196.......................................

am No 131, 2009

s 197AA..................................

ad No 35, 2012

Chapter 20

 

Part 1

 

s 198.......................................

rs No 100, 1998

 

am No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 199.......................................

am No 8, 2015

s 200.......................................

am No 100, 1998; No 35, 2012

s 200A.....................................

ad No 100, 1998

 

rs No 146, 1999

 

am No 5, 2011

Part 2

 

s 201.......................................

am No 100, 1998; No 55, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 201A.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 201B.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 202.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 202A.....................................

ad No 100, 1998

s 202B.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

s 203.......................................

rs No 35, 2012

s 204.......................................

am No 100, 1998; No 140, 2000

Chapter 21

 

s 205.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 207.......................................

am No 58, 1994

s 208.......................................

am No 58, 1994

s 209.......................................

am No 58, 1994; No 8, 2015

s 210.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 210A.....................................

ad No 35, 2012

Chapter 22

 

s 213.......................................

am No 100, 1998

s 214.......................................

rs No 35, 2012

 

am No 8, 2015

s 215.......................................

am No 35, 2012

s 220.......................................

am No 100, 1998

s 221.......................................

am No 8, 2015; No 126, 2015

s 222A.....................................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 35, 2012

s 223.......................................

am No 66, 1991; No 154, 1994; No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 48, 2003; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 224.......................................

am No 100, 1998; No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 225.......................................

am No 140, 2001; No 4, 2010

s 226.......................................

rs No 35, 2012

s 227.......................................

am No 100, 1998; No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 227AA..................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 227AB..................................

ad No 8, 2015

s 227A.....................................

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 8, 2015

s 228.......................................

am No 140, 2000; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015; No 126, 2015; No 61, 2016

s 229.......................................

rep No 103, 2013

s 230.......................................

rep No 103, 2013

Chapter 23

 

s 232.......................................

rep No 154, 1994

s 233.......................................

am No 66, 1991

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1...............................

am No 66, 1991; No 58, 1994; No 108, 1994; No 154, 1994; No 100, 1998; No 146, 1999; No 140, 2000; No 160, 2001; No 48, 2003; No 106, 2006; No 131, 2009; No 96, 2010; No 46, 2011; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

Schedule 2...............................

rep No 103, 2013


 



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