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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Australia

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
February 25, 2015Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
May 27, 2014Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014
December 1, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011
November 3, 2011Business Names Registration Act 2011
August 16, 2004US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
December 24, 1992Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
January 17, 1990Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
April 26, 1984Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984
December 18, 1957Geneva Conventions Act 1957
December 8, 1905Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
October 22, 1903Defence Act 1903 (consolidated as of 14 January 2011)
October 3, 1901Customs Act 1901 (consolidated as of 25 March 2015)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
June 17, 2015Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (TRIPS Protocol and Other Measures) Regulation 2015
February 26, 2015Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015 (No.16 of 2015)
September 18, 2013Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2013
April 4, 2013Commonwealth Games Arrangements Regulation|2013 (Queensland)
May 10, 2012Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
December 7, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations of 2011
January 12, 2001Protection of Word "Anzac" Regulations 1921
December 17, 1998Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 4)
October 30, 1995Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (consolidated as of June 20, 2015)
June 23, 1981Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations 1981 (consolidated as of 1 July 2014)
April 10, 1957Defence (Prohibited Words and Letters) Regulations 1957 (as consolidated 2003)
January 13, 1943National Security (Industrial Property) Regulations

IP Legal Literature

Date of TextTitle
 Intellectual Property for Plants and Plant Materials
January 2013Intellectual Property Reform In Australia (January 2013)
May 1, 2012A Guide to Applying for your Trademark
March 26, 2012A Guide to Applying for your International Trade Mark
March 26, 2012A Guide to Protecting Designs, Brands and Inventions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
March 26, 2012A Guide to Intellectual Property for Australia’s Graphic Designers
March 26, 2012A Guide to Intellectual Property for Australia’s Industrial Designers
March 26, 2012A Guide to Intellectual Property for Australia's Clothing and Fashion Design Industry (Fashion Rules)
March 26, 2012The New Business Owner’s Guide to Profiting from your IP
March 26, 2012IP. Don't Give Away Your Most Valuable Asset
2010Certification Trade Marks
2010Information for Class 33 Trade Mark Registrations (which include wines)
September 30, 2004Trade Marks Legislation Review, Paper 3, 30 September 2004
March 1, 2004Trade Marks Legislation Review, Paper 2, March 2004
October 13, 2003Trade Marks Legislation Review, Legislation Issues, Version 6, 13 October 2003

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