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Patents Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1998B00042
  • No longer in force
SR 1998 No. 45 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 HR26-Mar-1998
Tabled Senate26-Mar-1998
Gazetted 25 Mar 1998
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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013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 1998    No. 451

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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 18 March 1998.

                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE

                                                                                 Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. MOORE

Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism

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1.   Commencement

1.1   These Regulations commence on gazettal.

2.   Amendment

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

3.   Regulation 4.3 (Prescribed documents: public inspection)

3.1   Subregulation 4.3 (1):

Add at the end:

         “; (h)   any document filed, and a copy of any document given to the patent applicant by the Commissioner, in relation to an application for an extension of time under subsection 223 (2) of the Act.”.

3.2   Subregulation 4.3 (2):

Omit the subregulation, substitute:

           “(2)   For paragraphs 55 (2) (a), (b) and (c) of the Act, the following documents are prescribed:

             (a)   a document that is subject to an order of a court or a tribunal that prohibits disclosure of the document or information in the document;

             (b)   a document required to be produced under paragraph 210 (c) of the Act that the Commissioner has reasonable grounds for believing should not be open to public inspection.”.

4.   Regulation 22.26 (Review of decisions)

4.1   After subparagraph 22.26 (2) (a) (ii), insert:

                     “(iia)   paragraph 4.3 (2) (b) (‘prescribed documents: public inspection’);”.

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NOTES

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 25 March 1998.

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; 1997 Nos. 192 and 345.