Trans-Tasman patents bill passage recommended
Parliament's Commerce Committee has released a report on the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, with a majority recommendation that it be passed with amendments.
The bill seeks to amend the Patents Act 2013. Its main purpose is to implement a single trans-Tasman registration regime for Australian and New Zealand patent attorneys.
The bill also proposes an amendment to clarify the grounds on which a person may oppose the grant of a patent and amendments to facilitate the implementation of a single patent application process and a single patent examination process with Australia
Last updated on the 16th September 2019