Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Australia

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
 Trade Marks Amendment (Madrid Protocol) Act 2000
February 25, 2015Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015
July 6, 2010Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010
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
October 17, 1995Trade Marks Act 1995 (consolidated as of February 24, 2017)
September 5, 1994Plant Breeder's Rights Act 1994 (consolidated as of February 24, 2017)
May 13, 1981Design Amendment Act 1981

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
September 23, 2016Statute Update Act 2016 (Act No. 61, 2016)
December 1, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (consolidated as of July 1, 2016)
November 3, 2011Business Names Registration Act 2011 (consolidated as of July 1, 2016)
July 13, 2010Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010
July 6, 2010Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Act 2010
February 19, 2010Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010
December 14, 2009Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Act 2009
August 16, 2004US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004 (as amended by Act No. 154 of 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
March 20, 2001War Precautions Act Repeal Act 1920
December 10, 1999Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1999
December 24, 1992Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 (consolidated as of October 21, 2016)
March 4, 1991Geneva Conventions Amendment Act 1991
June 25, 1984Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1984
April 26, 1984Advance Australia Logo Protection Act 1984 (consolidated as of December 10, 2015)
June 24, 1981Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1981
June 12, 1981Statute Law Revision 1981
December 10, 1980Australian Grape and Wine Authority Act 2013 (consolidated as of March 22, 2017)
August 8, 1974Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905 (consolidated as of April 5, 2017)
December 18, 1957Geneva Conventions Act 1957 (consolidated as of October 21, 2016)
October 22, 1903Defence Act 1903 (consolidated as of October 21, 2016)
October 3, 1901Customs Act 1901 (consolidated as of July 1, 2017)
October 3, 1901Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014, (consolidated as of July 1, 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
September 18, 2013Code of Conduct for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys 2013
April 4, 2013Commonwealth Games Arrangements Regulation 2013 (Queensland (consolidated as of April 10, 2015)
July 12, 2012Wine Australia Corporation Amendment Regulations 2012 (No. 161 of 2012)
May 10, 2012Intellectual Property Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)
December 7, 2011Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations of 2011 (consolidated as of August 8, 2013)
December 17, 1998Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 1998 (No. 4)
January 24, 1996Trade Marks Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1996, No. 3)
October 30, 1995Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (consolidated as of February 24, 2017)
November 29, 1990Defence (Prohibited Words and Letters) Regulations (Amendment) (Statutory Rules 1990 No. 378)
June 23, 1981Australian Grape and Wine Authority Regulations 1981 (consolidated as of July 1, 2014)
April 10, 1957Defence (Prohibited Words and Letters) Regulations 1957 (as consolidated 2003)
January 13, 1943National Security (Industrial Property) Regulations
January 6, 1921Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations 1921 (consolidated as of January 12, 2001)

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