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Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2006L03976
  • No longer in force
SLI 2006 No. 356 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend Part 17A of the Trade Mark Regulations 1995 to provide consistency in the treatment of trade marks governed by the general provisions and some trade marks governed by Part 17A. There are also amendments to Schedule 1 to give effect to the changes to the Nice Classification approved at the 2005 Nice Union.
Administered by: DITR
Registered 18 Dec 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR06-Feb-2007
Tabled Senate06-Feb-2007
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2006 No. 356

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Trade Marks Act 1995.

Dated 13 December 2006



By His Excellency’s Command


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2006 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence as follows:

                (a)    on the day after they are registered — regulations 1 to 4 and Schedule 1;

               (b)    on 1 January 2007 — regulations 5 and 6 and Schedule 2.

3              Schedule 1

                Schedule 1 amends the Trade Marks Regulations 1995.

4              Schedule 1 – transitional

         (1)   The amendments made by items [1] and [2] of Schedule 1 apply to:

                (a)    IRDAs with a date of effect under regulation 17A.4 of the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 after the commencement of these Regulations; and

               (b)    IRDAs that have not been accepted or rejected under regulation 17A.24 of the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 at the commencement of these Regulations.

         (2)   In this regulation:

IRDA has the meaning given by regulation 17A.2 of the Trade Marks Regulations 1995.

5              Schedule 2

                Schedule 2 amends the Trade Marks Regulations 1995.

6              Schedule 2 – transitional

                The amendments made by Schedule 2 do not apply to an application filed or a trade mark registered before 1 January 2007.


Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on registration

(regulation 3)


[1]           Subregulation 17A.31 (2)




and section 62A

[2]           Subregulation 17A.31 (3)




and section 62A

[3]           Paragraph 17A.45 (2) (b)


               (b)    because of circumstances applying when the application under this regulation is filed, the use of the trade mark is likely to deceive or cause confusion;

                (c)    for a certification trade mark — the ground in section 177 of the Act as applied by regulation 17A.50;  

[4]           Subregulation 17A.48 (1)


         (1)   Subject to subregulation (2), a person may apply to the Registrar for a trade mark that is, or may become, a protected international trade mark to cease to be protected.

[5]           Subregulation 17A.48 (2)



Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on 1 January 2007

(regulation 5)


[1]           Schedule 1, Part 1, item 21


containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith);



[2]           Schedule 1, Part 2, item 42


software; legal services



[3]           Schedule 1, Part 2, item 45



Legal services; security services for the protection of property and individuals; personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals



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