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Patents Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1997B02678
  • No longer in force
SR 1997 No. 192 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Patents Regulations.
Administered by: DITR
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR25-Aug-1997
Tabled Senate25-Aug-1997
Gazetted 04 Jul 1997
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013


Statutory Rules 1997   No. 1921


Patents Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Patents Act 1990.

Dated 30 June 1997.


                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE


By His Excellency’s Command,



peter McGAURAN

Minister for Science and Technology


1.   Amendment

1.1   The Patents Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

[NOTE: These Regulations commence on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation
Act 1901
, s. 48.]

2.   Regulation 5.1 (Application of this Chapter)

2.1   Subparagraph 5.1 (a) (iii):

Omit “is made under regulation 9.5 (‘completion of re-examination’) or”.

3.   Schedule 6A (Prescribed employee—subsection 209 (1) of the Act)

3.1   Omit the Schedule, substitute:


                                              SCHEDULE 6A                    Regulation 21.2


A person employed in the Patent Office in the following positions:

             (a)   Administrative Services Officer:

                          (i)   Class 2—Annuities Officer;

                         (ii)   Class 3—Examination Request Officer;

                       (iii)   Class 5—Manager, Australian Receiving Office;

                        (iv)   Class 5—Manager, Patent Filing;

                         (v)   Class 6—Manager, Patent Notification;

                        (vi)   Class 5—Manager, Patent Support;

                      (vii)   Class 5—Manager, Publications;

                     (viii)   Class 4—Opposition Officer;

                        (ix)   Class 3—Patent Support Amendment Officer;

                         (x)   Class 2—Publication Officer;

                        (xi)   Class 3—Register Officer;

                      (xii)   Class 2—Sealing Officer;

                     (xiii)   Class 4—Supervisor, OPI/Acceptance;

                     (xiv)   Class 3—Supervisor, Patent Filing;

                       (xv)   Class 4—Supervisor, Patent Support;

             (b)   Examiner of Patents;

             (c)   Senior Officer, Grade B;

             (d)   Senior Officer, Grade C;

             (e)   Senior Professional Officer, Grade B;

              (f)   Senior Professional Officer, Grade C.

4.   Schedule 7 (Fees)

4.1   Schedule 7, Part 3:

Add at the end:


late payment fee under Rule 16bis.2 of the PCT

the greater of:

(a) 50% of the amount of the unpaid fees specified in the invitation; and

(b) the amount of the transmittal fee;

but not more than the amount of the basic fee”.



1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 4 July 1997.

2.   Statutory Rules 1991 No. 71 as amended by 1991 No. 456; 1992 No. 148; 1993 Nos. 113, 227, 340 and 341; 1994 Nos. 182, 317 and 387; 1995 Nos. 16, 20, 82 and 427; 1996 No. 271.