Global Intellectual Property Center

Australia

Australia

Primary Sources

  • Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984 (1984)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (2011)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Act 1994 (2011)
  • Archives Act 1983 (consolidated as of October 3, 2014) (2014)
  • Archives Amendment Act 2008 (2008)
  • Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (consolidated as of 3 October, 2013) (2013)
  • Business Names Registration Act 2011 (2011)
  • Circuit Layouts Regulations 1990 (2008)
  • Classification (Publication, Films and Computer Games) (Enforcement) Act 1995 (consolidated as of 3 November 2014) (2014)
  • Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905 (2008)
  • Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015 (2015)
  • Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (consolidated as of 1 January 2015) (2015)
  • Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 (consolidated as of July 1, 2015) (2015)
  • Copyright (International Protection) Regulations 1969 (consolidated as of July 1, 2013) (2013)
  • Copyright Act 1968 (consolidated as of June 27, 2015) (2015)
  • Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2016, Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 (2015)
  • Copyright Regulations 1969 (consolidated as of April 23, 2013) (2013)
  • Copyright Tribunal (Procedure) Regulations 1969 (2005)
  • Corporations Regulations 2001 (consolidated as of March 31, 2015) (2015)
  • Criminal Code Act 1995 (consolidated as of 7 June 2010) (2010)
  • Customs Act 1901 (consolidated as of March 25, 2015) (2015)
  • Defence (Prohibited Words and Letters) Regulations 1957 (as consolidated 2003) (2003)
  • Designs Act 2003 (consolidated as of July 1, 2016) (2016)
  • Designs Regulations 2004 (consolidated as of June 20, 2015) (2015)
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (consolidated as of 1 January 2011) (2011)
  • Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2000 (2010)
  • Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (2010)
  • Health Insurance Commission Regulations 1993 (1993)
  • Intellectual Property Law Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 2) (2009)
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012 (2013)
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006 (2006)
  • Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015 (2015)
  • Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (TRIPS Protocol and Other Measures) Regulation 2015 (2015)
  • Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1) (2012)
  • International Organizations (Privileges and Immunities) Act 1963 (1993)
  • Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014 (2014)
  • Medicare Australia Act 1973 (2010)
  • National Security (Industrial Property) Regulations (1956)
  • Northern Territory of Australia Biological Resources Act 2006 (2006)
  • Patents Act 1990 (consolidated as of February 25, 2015) (2015)
  • Patents Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1994 No. 387) (1994)
  • Patents Regulations 1991 (consolidated as of June 20, 2015) (2015)
  • Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (consolidated as of July 1, 2016) (2016)
  • Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (consolidated as of July 1, 2014) (2014)
  • Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 1987 (consolidated as of 11 June 2003) (2003)
  • Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 (consolidated as of May 22, 2013) (2013)
  • Statute Law Revision Act 2012 (No. 136) (2012)
  • Telecommunications Act 1997 (consolidated as of 24 June 2014) (2014)
  • Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (No. 21), as consolidated on 11 December 2012 (2012)
  • Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (2011)
  • Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations of 2011 (2011)
  • Trade Marks Act 1995 (consolidated as of March 10, 2016) (2016)
  • Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 4) (1998)
  • Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (consolidated as of June 20, 2015) (2015)
  • US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004 (as amended by Act No. 154 of 2004) (2005)

Secondary Sources

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  • ASH.org, “WTO panel to hear oral arguments on Australia tobacco plain packaging case from 1-5 June 2015”, 5/27/2015
  • Australian Digital Alliance (2016), “Australian Copyright Reform off to a Good Start for 2016”, 1/21/2016
  • Australian Government (2016), Response to ACIP Review of the Designs System
  • Australian Government Attorney General’s Department (2015), “Current issues, reforms and reviews”
  • Australian Government Productivity Commission (2016), “TRADE MARKS, REGISTERED DESIGNS AND PLANT BREEDER’S RIGHTS”, Fact Sheet
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  • Commonwealth of Australia, “Pharmaceutical Patents Review Report”, 2013
  • Commuications Alliance Ltd (2015), “Industry Code, C653:2015, Copyright Notice Scheme”, 2015
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  • IP Attorneys (2014), “Design Protection in Australia and the EU”, 11/5/2014
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  • IP Australia (2015), “Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015”
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  • IPLaw Watch (2015), “AUSTRALIAN COURT ORDERS COPY HOUSE TO UNDERGO SIGNIFICANT ALTERATIONS: A RECENT DECISION ON COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN BUILDING DESIGNS”, August 2015
  • Law Society of New South Wales (2015), Comments on “National Court Framework – Draft Practice Notes”
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  • MacDonald, F. (2015), “Big news: Australian High Court BRCA1 gene can’t be patented”, Science Alert, 11/4/2015
  • Malcolm, J. (2015), “Australia’s proposed Copyright Alert System allows rightsholders to spy on users”, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2/24/2015
  • MedTech and Pharma Growth Centre (2016), MedTech and Pharmaceutical 10-Year Sector Competitiveness Plan, Draft for Sector Feedback, June 2016
  • Olsen, M. (2016), “The Great Danes: can Australia learn from Denmark on design protection”, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin, May 2016
  • Pace, A. (2016), “Options for Australian rights owners on tackling VPN use”, E-Commerce Law & Policy Journal, 4/1/2016
  • Patentology (2011), “FRAND Obligations to be Aired in Australian Court”, 11/1/2011
  • Patentology (2015), “‘Software patents’ back under the Appeals Court microscope”, 5/10/2015
  • Patentology (2016), “Australian Patent Office Clarifies the ‘Rules of the Game’ for Computer-Implemented Inventions”, 7/30/2016
  • Patentology (2016), “New Patent Office Guidelines for Computer-Implemented Inventions: Would the CSIRO Wi-Fi Invention be Patentable?”, 3/20/2016
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  • Shoebridge, G. (2016), “Exactly what gene-based inventions are patentable in Australia”, Lexology, 10/13/2016
  • Spruce & Ferguson (2016), “AU/NZ update: Opposing a patent application via third party observations”, 8/26/2016
  • Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) (2016), Agency Guidelines
  • Watermark/IAM, “Patent Opposition in Australia”
  • Watermark/IAM, “Protecting Designs in Australia”
  • Weatherall, K., Rotstein, F., Dent, C., & Christie, A. (2012), “Patent Oppositions in Australia: The Facts”, Research Gate