Changes to Intellectual Property Laws

On 15 April 2013 the provisionsof The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012came into effect. This is a package of intellectual property laws that affect patents, trade marks, and a number of other matters.

We have previously written about this package on this blog. The new changes affect trade marks as well – particularly opposition procedures. In brief, the changes are:

  • Reduction of Notice of Opposition period to 2 months.
  • Extensions of time for a Notice of Opposition limited.
  • Streamline the procedure in relation to a Notice of Opposition.
  • Introduce two additional steps, being a Notice of Intention to defend, and a Ground of Particulars.

These changes are quite extensive and have been welcomed by a number of IP practitioners.

For more information about these new laws or how they may affect you please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office.

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