IP Australia has published the first tranche of draft regulations to implement the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (most of which comes into force on 15 April next year).
This tranche includes the draft regulations for:
- Schedule 1 – Raising the quality of granted patents,
- Schedule 4 – Assisting the operations of the IP profession, and
- Schedule 5 – Improving mechanisms for trade mark and copyright enforcement.
Comments should be submitted by 21 November 2012.
Download all the gory details, including draft EMs, here.
Lots have people have had a go at trying to explain some, or all, of the ramifications of the Act. If you don’t want to Google, or bing, or duck duck go, the EM can be found on Parliament’s site here and the Bills Digest prepared by the Parliamentary secretariat is here.