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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Feb 28, 2019 (Newsletter Issue 3/19)
Australia
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IP Laws Amended


IP Australia informs that intellectual legislation improvements came into effect on February 24, 2019.

The improvements include for example:

- streamline application processes and payment of fees
- change the period, that must elapse before actions of non-use of a mark can be taken, from 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 which can be accessed here

For further information, please check here


Source: www.ipaustralia.gov.au