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Patents Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 10)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1998B00362
  • No longer in force
SR 1998 No. 345 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Patents Regulations 1991.
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 HR08-Feb-1999
Tabled Senate15-Feb-1999
Gazetted 22 Dec 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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
Table of contents.

Patents Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 10)

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 345

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, 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 17 December 1998.

      WILLIAM DEANE
Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

nick minchin

Minister for Industry, Science and Resources

 


Patents Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 10)1

Statutory Rules 1998    No. 3452

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1     Name of regulations                                                       

                        2     Commencement                                                             

                        3     Amendment of Patents Regulations 1991                        

Schedule 1       Amendment of Patents Regulations 1991          

 


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 1         Name of regulations

                     These regulations are the Patents Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 10).

2           Commencement

                     These regulations commence on 27 January 1999.

3           Amendment of Patents Regulations 1991

                     Schedule 1 amends the Patents Regulations 1991.


Schedule 1        Amendment of Patents Regulations 1991

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(regulation 3)

[1]         Regulation 1.3, definition of patent attorney

             omit

[2]         Regulation 1.3

             insert

Disciplinary Tribunal means the Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal established under regulation 20.41.

[3]         Regulation 20.1, definition of Board

             omit

                  established by subregulation 20.32 (1)

[4]         After regulation 20.2

             insert

20.2A   Accreditation of courses of study

        (1)  The Board may accredit a course of study, provided by an institution, that:

                (a)    achieves the outcome stated for a topic group mentioned in Schedule 5; and

               (b)    includes the topics mentioned for the topic group.

         (2)   In considering whether to accredit a course, the Board must consider information provided by the institution.

         (3)   If the institution gives the Board sufficient information to decide whether the course achieves the outcome stated for a topic group mentioned in Schedule 5, the Board must decide whether to accredit the course:

                (a)    within 2 months after receiving the information; or

               (b)    if the Board asks for more information — within 2 months after receiving that information.

         (4)   Accreditation is for 5 years.

         (5)   However, the Board may revoke an accreditation if:

                (a)    changes are made to the course; and

               (b)    the Board decides that the course no longer achieves the outcome stated for the topic group.

         (6)   If an institution intends to change an accredited course, it must tell the Board in writing.

20.2B   Provisional accreditation

        (1)  The Board may provisionally accredit a course if:

                (a)    the institution has sought accreditation for the course; and

               (b)    the information provided by the institution shows that the course includes the topics mentioned for a topic group; and

                (c)    the Board has not fully considered the course in time for the start of an academic semester.

         (2)   Provisional accreditation is for the duration of the course that starts after the course is provisionally accredited.

         (3)   The Board may provisionally accredit a changed course if:

                (a)    the change to the course might remove from its scope some topics mentioned in Schedule 5; and

               (b)    the Board considers that the changed course achieves the outcome stated for the topic group mentioned in Schedule 5.

[5]         Regulation 20.3

             substitute

20.3  Requirements for registration

         (1)   For paragraph 198 (4) (b) of the Act, the qualifications are:

                (a)    for each topic group mentioned in Schedule 5 — a pass in:

                          (i)    a course of study, that includes the subject matter in the topic group, accredited by the Board; or

                         (ii)    the examination conducted by the Board; and

               (b)    an award or the entitlement to an award of a qualification mentioned in Schedule 6.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (a), an exemption under regulation 20.13 is taken to be a pass in the topic group for which the exemption is granted.

         (3)   For paragraph 198 (4) (c) of the Act, the person must be employed:

                (a)    in any of the following capacities:

                          (i)    as a technical assistant in a patent attorney’s practice;

                         (ii)    in employment in a company practising in patent matters on behalf of the company or a related company within the meaning of the Corporations Law;

                        (iii)    in the Patent Office as an examiner of patents under the Act or the 1952 Act; and

               (b)    for either:

                          (i)    1 year continuously; or

                         (ii)    at least 1 year within 2 continuous years.

         (4)   For paragraph 198 (4) (e) of the Act, an offence against the Act, the Designs Act 1906 or the Trade Marks Act 1995 is a prescribed offence.

         (5)   For paragraph 198 (4) (f) of the Act, an offence of dishonesty for which the maximum penalty is imprisonment for at least 2 years is a prescribed offence.

20.3A    Currency of pass or exemption

        (1)  For paragraph 20.3 (1) (a), a pass in a topic group or an exemption under regulation 20.13 remains current for the purpose of completing topic groups A, B, C and D or topic groups E, F, G, H and I:

                (a)    if the institution has a policy on time periods to complete courses of study — for the period that accords with that policy; or

               (b)    for the Board, or if the institution has no policy — for 5 years from the year in which the circumstances under subregulation (2) or (3) happen.

         (2)   For topic groups A, B, C and D, the candidate must:

                (a)    have passed the first examination in a subject in 1 of the topic groups; or

               (b)    have been exempted under regulation 20.13 from having to pass a subject in the topic group.

         (3)   For topic groups E, F, G, H and I, the candidate must:

                (a)    have completed topic groups A, B, C and D; and

               (b)    either:

                          (i)    have passed the first examination in a subject in 1 of the topic groups; or

                         (ii)    have been exempted under regulation 20.13 from having to pass a subject in the topic group.

[6]         Paragraph 20.4 (b)

             omit

[7]         Paragraph 20.4 (c)

             substitute

                (c)    a written statement by the Board that the person has met the requirements of paragraph 198 (4) (b) of the Act; and

[8]         Paragraph 20.4 (e)

             substitute

                (e)    a statutory declaration by the person that the person:

                          (i)    has not committed an offence prescribed by subregulation 20.3 (4); and

                         (ii)    is not under sentence of imprisonment for an offence prescribed by subregulation 20.3 (5); and

                (f)    a statutory declaration, by another person, that the person is of good fame, integrity and character; and

               (g)    the fee mentioned in item 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 7.

[9]         Regulation 20.6, heading

             substitute

20.6      Board examinations

[10]      Subregulation 20.6 (1)

             substitute

         (1)   The Board may hold examinations for topic groups mentioned in Schedule 5.

[11]      Regulation 20.7

             substitute

20.7      Time for holding Board examinations

         (1)   The Board must arrange to publish in the Official Journal adequate notice of:

                (a)    the time of each examination it holds and the place where it is to be held; and

               (b)    the deadline for applications for admission to sit for each examination it holds.

         (2)   Subregulation (1) does not apply to a supplementary examination under regulation 20.12 (Supplementary Board examination).

[12]      Regulation 20.8, heading

             substitute

20.8      Examinable subject matter

[13]      Paragraph 20.8 (a)

             substitute

                (a)    syllabus for the examinations in the relevant topic groups mentioned in Schedule 5; and

[14]      Regulation 20.9, heading

             substitute

20.9      Admission to sit for a Board examination

[15]      Subregulation 20.9 (2)

             substitute

         (2)   A person is not eligible to sit for an examination conducted by the Board in topic group E, F, G, H or I of Schedule 5 unless the person has completed, or has been exempted from completing, topic groups A, B, C and D of Schedule 5.

[16]      Regulation 20.10, heading

             substitute

20.10    Notification of Board examination results

[17]      Regulation 20.11

             substitute

20.11    Reasons for failure of Board examination

         (1)   A candidate who fails an examination conducted by the Board may apply to the Board in the approved form within 1 month after being told of the failure for a report of the reasons for the failure.

         (2)   For subregulation (1), a report may be given by:

                (a)    the Board; or

               (b)    if the Board approves — the examiner appointed under subregulation 20.6 (2).

[18]      Regulation 20.12, heading

             substitute

20.12    Supplementary Board examination

[19]      After subregulation 20.12 (2)

             insert

         (3)   For an application under paragraph (2) (a), the Board may take account of an examiner’s comments on the candidate’s performance.

         (4)   An application under paragraph (2) (b) must be accompanied by evidence:

                (a)    of the reason for failing to sit the examination; and

               (b)    that was obtained at the time of the illness or the occurrence of the events giving rise to the other reason.

[20]      Paragraph 20.13 (2) (b)

             substitute

               (b)    the person gives the Board enough information for the Board to be satisfied under paragraph (c); and

                (c)    the Board is satisfied that:

                          (i)    the person has passed a course of study at a satisfactory level; and

                         (ii)    the course of study has outcomes that are the same as, or similar to, those of an accredited course for the topic group for which the exemption is sought.

[21]      Subregulation 20.13 (3)

             omit

[22]      Paragraph 20.14 (2) (b)

             omit everything after

                  postgraduate

             insert

                  award of an Australian tertiary institution in a field of technology that contains potentially patentable subject matter.

[23]      Regulation 20.15, heading

             substitute

20.15    Approval of academic qualifications

[24]      Regulation 20.15

             omit

                  must give to a person a certificate that the person has a qualification specified in Schedule 6

             insert

                  may approve a qualification mentioned in Schedule 6 for a person

[25]      Paragraph 20.15 (b)

             substitute

               (b)    the application has with it:

                          (i)    evidence that the person has the qualification; and

                         (ii)    the original or a certified copy of an academic record that shows the units that make up the qualification; and

[26]      Regulation 20.16

             substitute

20.16    Advice of completion of examinable subjects and of academic qualifications

                The Board must give to a person a written statement that the person has the qualifications mentioned in subregulation 20.3 (1) if:

                (a)    the person applies in the approved form; and

               (b)    there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person has the qualifications.

[27]      Chapter 20, Part 2, Division 3, heading

             substitute

Division 3        Rights of registered patent attorneys

[28]      Paragraph 20.19 (a)

             substitute

                (a)    the person pays the fees mentioned in:

                          (i)    regulation 20.18 (annual registration fee); and

                         (ii)    item 5 or 6 of Part 1 of Schedule 7; and

[29]      Part 3, after regulation 20.19

             insert

20.19A Voluntary removal of name from register

         (1)   On written application by a registered patent attorney, the Designated Manager may:

                (a)    remove the attorney’s name from the Register of Patent Attorneys; or

               (b)    within a period determined by the Designated Manager — restore the attorney’s name to the register on payment of:

                          (i)    the annual registration fee payable for the year in which the reinstatement is made; and

                         (ii)    the fee mentioned in item 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 7.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (b) the period must not be more than 3 years.

[30]      Regulation 20.21, heading

             substitute

20.21    Authorisation to bring proceedings against a registered patent attorney

[31]      Regulation 20.32, heading

             substitute

20.32    Constitution of Board (Act, s 227A)

[32]      Subregulation 20.32 (1)

             omit

[33]      Subregulation 20.32 (2)

             renumber as regulation 20.32

[34]      Regulation 20.34

             substitute

20.34    Term of office of Board members

                The Minister may appoint a member of the Board for a term of up to 3 years.

[35]      Chapter 20, Part 5, Division 2, heading

             substitute

Division 2        Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal

[36]      After regulation 23.26

             insert

23.27    Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys

         (1)   In this regulation and regulation 23.28:

new Board means the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys.

new Chapter 20 means Chapter 20 of the Patents Regulations as in force on and after 1 April 1998.

old Board means the Patent Attorneys Professional Standards Board:

                (a)    established under Chapter 20 of the Patents Regulations before 1 April 1998; and

               (b)    as constituted at any time before that date.

old Chapter 20 means Chapter 20 of the Patents Regulations as in force before 1 April 1998.

unfinished business means anything that could have been done by the old Board under old Chapter 20 about an application.

         (2)   This regulation applies to an application (including anything accompanying the application) made under old Chapter 20 if:

                (a)    the application was made before 1 April 1998; and

               (b)    unfinished business was not done before that date.

         (3)   The application is taken to have been made under new Chapter 20.

         (4)   The unfinished business may be finished by the new Board under new Chapter 20.

         (5)   Any act done, or decision made, by the old Board under old Chapter 20 has effect as if the act had been done, or decision had been made, by the new Board.

         (6)   Each certificate given by the old Board under old Chapter 20 is as valid as it would be if it had been given by the new Board under new Chapter 20.

23.28    Continuing effect of certain complaints

         (1)   This regulation applies to a complaint in writing to the old Board made under Part 4 of old Chapter 20 if:

                (a)    the complaint was made before 1 April 1998; and

               (b)    unfinished business was not done before that date.

Note   The terms old Board, old Chapter 20 and unfinished business are defined in regulation 23.27.

         (2)   The unfinished business may be finished by the new Board under Part 4 of new Chapter 20.

Note   The terms new Board and new Chapter 20 are defined in regulation 23.27.

         (3)   Any reply or further information sought by the old Board under regulation 20.20, but not given to the old Board before 1 April 1998, must be given to the new Board under regulation 20.20 as if the reply or further information had been sought by the new Board.

23.29     Patent attorney registration

                A person who was, on 26 January 1999, registered as a patent attorney under section 198 of the Act as in force on that date is taken to be registered under that section as in force on 27 January 1999.

23.30     Patent attorney qualifications and employment requirements

         (1)   A person who met the requirements of paragraph 198 (2) (c) of the Act as in force on 26 January 1999 is taken to meet the requirements of paragraph 20.3 (1) (a).

         (2)   A person who met the requirements of paragraph 198 (2) (d) of the Act as in force on 26 January 1999 is taken to meet the requirements of paragraph 20.3 (1) (b).

         (3)   A person who met the requirements of paragraph 198 (2) (e) of the Act as in force on 26 January 1999 is taken to meet the requirements of subregulation 20.3 (3).

         (4)   A period of employment that met the requirements of paragraph 20.3 (d) as in force on 26 January 1999 can be counted as part of a period of employment for paragraph 20.3 (3) (b).

23.31    Patent attorney examination requirements

         (1)   For a person who passed an examination, or was exempted from having to pass the examination, for a subject mentioned in item 1, 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 5 as in force on 26 January 1999, the period of 5 years for paragraph 20.3A (1) (b) is taken to commence on 27 January 1999.

         (2)   For a person who passed an examination, or was exempted from having to pass the examination, for a subject mentioned in item 5, 6, 7 or 8 of Schedule 5 as in force on 26 January 1999, the period of 5 years for paragraph 20.3A (1) (b) is taken to commence on 27 January 1999.

         (3)   For a person who:

                (a)    was exempted from having to pass an examination for the subjects mentioned in items 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Schedule 5 as in force on 26 January 1999; and

               (b)    had not sat for an examination for a subject mentioned in item 1, 2, 3 or 4 of Schedule 5 as in force on 26 January 1999;

                the period of 5 years for paragraph 20.3A (1) (b) is taken to commence when the person meets the requirements for registration as a trade marks attorney.

         (4)   Subregulation (5) applies to a person who has passed an examination, or been exempted from having to pass the examination, for at least 1 subject mentioned in Schedule 5 as in force on 26 January 1999.

         (5)   A pass in, or an exemption from having to pass, an examination for a subject mentioned in column 1 of the following table is taken to be a pass for paragraph 20.3A (1) (a) in a topic group mentioned in column 2 of the table:

Column 1
Subject

Column 2
Topic group

Legal Process

Group A — Legal process and overview of intellectual property

Patent Attorneys’ Practice, Part 2

Group B — Professional conduct

Trade Marks law of Australia and the Practice of the Trade Marks Office

Group C — Trade mark law

Patent Attorneys’ Practice, Part 1 and Patent Attorneys’ Practice, Part 2

Group D — Trade mark practice

Patent law of Australia and the Practice of the Patent Office

Group E — Patent law

Patent Attorneys’ Practice, Part 1 and Patent Attorneys’ Practice, Part 2

Group F — Patent system

Preparation of Specifications

Group G — Drafting patent specifications

Validity and Infringement of Patents

Group H — Interpretation and validity of patent specifications

Designs Law and Related Intellectual Property Laws of Australia and the Practice of the Designs Office

 

Group I — Designs

[37]      Schedule 5

             substitute

Schedule 5        Prescribed topics

(regulations 20.2A, 20.2B, 20.3, 20.6, 20.8, 20.9 and 20.16)

General outcome

            The overall objective of a course of study is for a student to have an appropriate level of:

        (a)     knowledge and practical application so that the student can give advice about applicable categories of protection for particular activities; and

       (b)     appreciation of the advantages of each form of protection for a client; and

        (c)     understanding of how to get and maintain appropriate protection for a client; and

       (d)     understanding of the required standard of professional conduct.

Group A     Legal process and overview of intellectual property

Outcome

            An understanding of the Australian legal system and how intellectual property rights may be protected.

Topics

1.    The Australian legal system, including:

        (a)     appeal or review procedure;

       (b)     Parliament;

        (c)     the courts;

       (d)     precedent;

        (e)     statutory interpretation.

2.     Overview of intellectual property rights:

          (a)     patents;

          (b)     trade marks;

          (c)     designs;

          (d)     copyright;

          (e)     circuit layouts;

          (f)     plant breeders’ rights;

          (g)     confidential information and trade secrets;

          (h)     trade practices and anti-competitive practices;

           (i)     international intellectual property treaties.

Group B     Professional conduct

Outcome

            An understanding of the rights, privileges and responsibilities of a patent or trade mark attorney.

Topics

          (a)     conflict of interest;

          (b)     privilege;

          (c)     confidentiality;

          (d)     professional liability and negligence;

          (e)     code of conduct;

          (f)     maintenance of rights and monitoring systems;

          (g)     fiduciary obligations to clients.

Group C     Trade mark law

Outcome

            An understanding of the principles of trade marks and the trade mark system in Australia.

Topics

            (a)     passing off and unfair competition;

            (b)     advice on registrability;

            (c)     comparison of business names and trade marks;

            (d)     marks excluded from registration;

            (e)     other provisions for trade indicia protection:

             (i)     Olympic insignia legislation;

            (ii)     domain names;

           (iii)     geographical indications;

             (f)     criteria that affect registrability:

             (i)     distinctiveness;

            (ii)     deception and confusion;

                  (g)     ownership — authorship of trade marks;

                  (h)     use:

             (i)     intention to use;

            (ii)     honest concurrent use;

           (iii)     prior continuous use;

             (i)     protection:

             (i)     infringement;

            (ii)     well known marks.

Group D     Trade mark practice

Outcome

                    Ability to advise and to handle the interests of a client in prosecution and maintenance of trade mark applications, including advice on the desirability of seeking trade mark protection and provision of alternative protection in Australia and other countries.

Topics

          (a)     classification systems;

          (b)     searching;

          (c)     types of application and registration;

          (d)     trade marks office practice and procedure:

             (i)     filing;

            (ii)     examination;

           (iii)     hearings;

           (iv)     opposition;

            (v)     evidence;

           (vi)     extension of time;

        (e)     removal for non-use;

        (f)     rectification;

       (g)     registration of security interests;

       (h)     border controls;

        (i)     exploitation:

             (i)     assignment;

            (ii)     licensing;

           (iii)     parallel imports;

           (iv)     managing a trade marks portfolio;

        (j)     misuse and criminal sanctions;

       (k)     international:

           (i)       treaties and conventions;

          (ii)       regional systems (eg CTM);

         (iii)       differences between systems (including requirements to use, first to file, first to use, post-acceptance, pre-acceptance, registration opposition and renewal requirements);

         (iv)       other classification systems;

          (v)       unacceptable trade marks — restrictions on registrability;

         (vi)       practical differences (eg legalised and notarised documents, powers of attorneys).

Group E      Patent law

Outcome

        An understanding of the principles of patents and the patent system in Australia.

Topics

     (a)     subject matter:

             (i)     manner of manufacture;

            (ii)     newness;

           (iii)     novelty;

           (iv)     inventive step;

            (v)     secret use;

           (vi)     exclusions from patentability;

          (vii)     utility;

        (b)     section 40 (specifications):

             (i)     description;

            (ii)     claims;

           (iii)     fair basis;

          (c)     infringement;

          (d)     inventorship;

          (e)     ownership;

          (f)     breach of confidence.

Group F      Patent system

Outcome

        Ability to advise and to handle the interests of a client in prosecution and maintenance of a patent application, including advice on the desirability of seeking patent protection and provision of alternative protection in Australia and other countries.

Topics

          (a)     types of application:

             (i)     provisional;

            (ii)     complete;

           (iii)     divisional;

           (iv)     patent of addition;

            (v)     Convention;

           (vi)     priority dates;

          (b)     Patent Office practice;

          (c)     amendment;

          (d)     opposition;

          (e)     re-examination;

          (f)     maintenance;

          (g)     extension of term;

          (h)     extension of time;

           (i)     revocation;

           (j)     treaties and conventions, including:

             (i)     Patent Cooperation Treaty;

            (ii)     Budapest Treaty;

           (iii)     Paris Convention;

          (k)     searching;

           (l)     assignment;

         (m)     licensing;

          (n)     compulsory licences;

          (o)     Crown use;

          (p)     restrictions on exploitation:

             (i)     Patents Act 1990;

            (ii)     Trade Practices Act 1974;

          (q)     circuit layout legislation and practice;

           (r)     plant protection legislation and practice;

          (s)     patentability in other countries;

           (t)     patent procedure in other countries, particularly major trading parties (eg New Zealand, United States of America, European Community, People’s Republic of China, Japan);

          (u)     petty patents.

Group G     Drafting patent specifications

Outcome

        Ability to obtain relevant information about an invention and from that, given the prior art, draft a specification to accompany a provisional application, a standard complete application, an international application and a petty patent application.

Group H     Interpretation and validity of patent specifications

Outcome

        Ability to express an understanding of a patent specification and what it covers for the purpose of advising on infringement, validity over given prior art, section 40 of the Act and other grounds of revocation and amendment.

Group I       Designs

Outcome

        Ability to advise and to handle the interests of a client in prosecution and maintenance of a design application, including advice on the desirability of seeking design protection and provision of alternative protection in Australia and other countries.

Topics

          (a)     registrability;

          (b)     newness;

          (c)     registration procedure;

          (d)     maintenance;

          (e)     office practice;

          (f)     third party objection;

          (g)     infringement;

          (h)     expunction;

           (i)     copyright;

           (j)     international aspects of design practice.

[38]      Schedule 6, items 1 and 2

             substitute

1

A degree, diploma or postgraduate award of an Australian tertiary institution in a field of technology that contains potentially patentable subject matter

2

An award of an overseas education institution in a field of technology that contains potentially patentable subject matter

[39]      Schedule 7, Part 1

             substitute

Part 1          Patent attorneys

Item

Matter

Fee ($)

1

Applying for admission to sit for an examination conducted by the Board

400

2

Applying for grant of a supplementary examination conducted by the Board

200

3

A report of reasons for failure of an examination conducted by the Board

200

4

Applying for registration as a patent attorney

200

5

Annual registration fee payable by a patent attorney

250

6

Annual registration fee payable for combined registration as a patent attorney and trade marks attorney

320

7

Applying under regulation 20.19 or 20.19A

160

[40]      Additional amendments

provision

omit

insert

regulation 20.1, definition of unprofessional conduct (twice)

patent

registered patent

regulation 20.1, definition of unsatisfactory conduct

patent

registered patent

paragraph 20.4 (a)

an Australian citizen

ordinarily resident in Australia

regulation 20.5 (twice)

Commissioner

Designated Manager

paragraph 20.8 (b)

books

reading and study material

subregulation 20.13 (1)

pass an examination.

 

satisfy all or some of the requirements of a topic group mentioned in Schedule 5.

regulation 20.17

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.18 (1) and (2)

patent attorney

registered patent attorney to whom regulation 20.19A does not apply

subregulations 20.18 (2) and (3)

Commissioner

Designated Manager

subregulation 20.18 (3)

patent

registered patent

regulation 20.19 (twice)

Commissioner

Designated Manager

subregulation 20.20 (1)

patent

registered patent

paragraph 20.20 (3) (a)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.20 (5), (6) and (7)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.21 (1), (2), (6) and (7)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.22 (1), (2) and (3)

patent

registered patent

paragraphs 20.23 (1) (a) and (b)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.23 (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8) and (9)

patent

registered patent

paragraph 20.23 (6) (d)

Commissioner

Designated Manager

subregulations 20.23 (7) and (8)

Commissioner

Designated Manager

subregulation 20.25 (1)

a patent

a registered patent

subregulations 20.25 (2) (twice) and (3)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.29 (1) and (2)

patent

registered patent

subregulations 20.30 (2) and (3)

patent

registered patent

paragraph 22.26 (2) (b)

patent

registered patent

Schedule 8, Part 1, items 12 and 13

patent

registered patent

Schedule 8, Part 2, items 1, 2, 3 and 4

Patent Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal

Disciplinary Tribunal

 

provision

after

insert

regulation 20.1, definition of Institute

Patent

and Trade Mark

regulation 20.10

an examination

conducted by the Board

paragraph 20.32 (2) (c)

2

suitably qualified

regulation 20.41

Patent

and Trade Marks

Notes

1.       These regulations amend 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; 1998 Nos. 45, 56, 141, 241, 257, 264, 291, 319 and 342.

2.       Made by the Governor-General on 17 December 1998, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 22 December 1998.  Administered by the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources.