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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Australia

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Trade Marks Amendment (Madrid Protocol) Act 2000
April 15, 2012Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012
December 1, 2011Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Act 2011
October 23, 2006Trade Marks Amendment Act 2006
September 27, 2006Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006
June 26, 2003Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2003
December 19, 2002Plant Breeder’s Rights Amendment Act 2002
August 22, 2001Trade Marks and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001
November 3, 1999Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Border Interception) Act 1999
July 27, 1998Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 1998
October 17, 1995Trade Marks Act 1995 (consolidated as of June 3, 2012)
September 5, 1994Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (consolidated as of May 24, 2012)
May 22, 1989Circuit Layouts Act 1989 (consolidated as of July 1, 2007)
May 13, 1981Design Amendment Act 1981

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 1, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011
July 13, 2010Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010
July 6, 2010Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Act 2010
July 6, 2010Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010
February 19, 2010Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010
December 14, 2009Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
July 6, 2005Statute Law Revision Act 2005
August 16, 2004US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004
October 11, 2002Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002
October 1, 2001Industry, Science and Resources Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001
July 28, 2001Corporations (Repeals, Consequentials and Transitionals) Act 2001
March 20, 2001War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
December 10, 1999Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999
November 11, 1999Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999
September 22, 1999Statute Stocktake Act 1999 (No. 118, 1999)
June 30, 1997Industry, Science and Tourism Legislation Amendment Act 1997
March 15, 1994Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Consequential Amendments) Act 1994
December 16, 1993Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 1993
December 24, 1992Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
March 4, 1991Geneva Conventions Amendment Act 1991
January 17, 1990Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
June 25, 1984Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1984
April 26, 1984Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984
June 24, 1981Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1981
June 12, 1981Statute Law Revision 1981
December 10, 1980Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Act 1980
December 10, 1980Wine Australia Corporation Act 1980
March 28, 1979Jurisdiction of Courts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1979
1976Administrative Changes (Consequential Provisions) Act 1976
December 18, 1957Geneva Conventions Act 1957
December 8, 1905Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
October 22, 1903Defence Act 1903 (consolidated as of 14 January 2011)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
March 22, 2013Intellectual Property (Standards of Practice) Instrument 2013 (No. 1)
March 14, 2013Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment (Raising the Bar) Regulation 2013 (No. 1)
July 12, 2012Wine Australia Corporation Amendment Regulations 2012 (No. 161 of 2012)
May 10, 2012Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
March 8, 2012Tobacco Plain Packaging Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
December 7, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations of 2011
November 23, 2011Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 2)
May 12, 2011Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
October 14, 2010Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2010 (No. 1)
July 19, 2010Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Regulations (No. 217 of 2010)
June 24, 2009Intellectual Property Law Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)
December 12, 2008Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)
June 19, 2008Patents and Trade Marks Legislation Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)
March 22, 2007Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulations 2007 (No.1)
June 24, 2004Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2004 (No. 2) - No. 194 of 2004
February 19, 2004Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2004 (No. 1) - No. 24 of 2004
August 14, 2003Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2003 (No. 1)
December 12, 2002Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1)
July 4, 2002Intellectual Property Legislation (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1)
September 13, 2001Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 3) - No. 247 of 2001
June 28, 2001Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 2) - No. 185 of 2001
February 22, 2001Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 1) - No. 33 of 2001
January 12, 2001Protection of Word "Anzac" Regulations 1921
December 15, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 4) - No. 350 of 1999
September 9, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 3) (Statutory Rules No. 196 of 1999)
August 25, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 2) - No. 186 of 1999
July 7, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1999 (No. 1)
December 17, 1998Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 3)
December 17, 1998Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 4)
December 8, 1997Trade Marks Regulations (Amendment) 1997
January 24, 1996Trade Marks Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1996 No. 3)
October 30, 1995Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (consolidated as of 16 October 2010)
November 29, 1990Defence (Prohibited Words and Letters) Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1990 No. 378)
June 23, 1981Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Regulations 1981
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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