(1) This regulation sets out:
(a) for paragraph 24(1)(a) of the Act--a circumstance in relation to information made publicly available by, or with the consent of, the nominated person, patentee or predecessor in title of the nominated person or patentee; and
(b) for subsection 24(1) of the Act--a period for making a complete application for an invention if the circumstance applies.
Circumstance--invention shown, used or published at recognised exhibition
(2) The circumstance is that the information has been made publicly available because the invention was:
(a) shown or used at a recognised exhibition; or
(b) published during a recognised exhibition at which the invention was shown or used.
(3) The period for making a complete application for the invention is:
(a) if the complete application claims priority from a basic application made within 6 months of the day of the showing, use or publication--12 months from the day the basic application was made; or
(b) if the complete application is associated with a provisional application made within 6 months of the day of the showing, use or publication--12 months from the day the provisional application was made; or
(c) otherwise--12 months from the day of the showing, use or publication.
(4) In this regulation:
"Paris Convention " means the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 20 March 1883, as in force for Australia on the commencing day.
"recognised exhibition " means:
(a) an official or officially recognised international exhibition within the meaning of Article 11 of the Paris Convention or Article 1 of the Convention relating to International Exhibitions done at Paris on 22 November 1928, as in force for Australia on the commencing day; or
(b) an international exhibition recognised by the Commissioner by a notice published in the Official Journal before the beginning of the exhibition.