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SLI 2013 No. 31 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Patents Regulations 1991, Trade Marks Regulations 1995, Designs Regulations 1995 and the Copyright Regulations 1969 in relation to intellectual property, and for related purposes.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Registered 18 Mar 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR19-Mar-2013
Tabled Senate19-Mar-2013
Date of repeal 16 Apr 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003




21 June 2013







Documents Manager

House of Representatives Table Office
Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600





Dear Madam,


I refer to our phone call earlier today regarding the tabling of an amended explanatory statement.


On 16 May 2013 we received a letter from the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances (SSCRO) regarding the Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Raising the Bar) Regulation 2013 (No.1) and its Explanatory Statement (FRLI No. F2013L00479). SSCRO requested clarification of regulations 20A.13, 20A.16, and 20A.21.

I enclose a copy of the Minister’s letter in response to SSCRO which explains the regulations in detail and advises that IP Australia will file an amended Explanatory Statement.


I enclose a copy of the amended Explanatory Statement, which we request to be tabled in the House of Representatives at your earliest convenience.


I would appreciate it if you could please confirm in writing when tabling of the amended statement has occurred.


Should you have any enquiries about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely,








Policy Officer

Business Development and Strategy Group

IP Australia