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Changes Affecting All IP Rights Commencing February 2019

20-Feb-2019 | Source : Australia Government IP Australia | Visits : 3950
SYDNEY - IP legislation improvements come into effect on February 24, 2019 according to the official website of IP Australia, which will:

streamline application processes and payment of fees
clarify formality requirements for patent specifications
reduce the grace period before a trade mark can be challenged for non-use from five years to three years
improve Plant Breeder’s Rights enforcement measures and introduce changes in essentially derived variety declarations.

These changes are part of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018.

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