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Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of January 3, 2013)

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Year of current version:2013
Date of Text (Enacted):May 6, 2010
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Trademarks
Notes:
The registration of company names under the Corporations Act 2001 is administered by the Department of the Treasury through the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Section 9 of this Act refers to trade marks and stipulates: 'Franchise means an arrangement under which a person earns
profits or income by exploiting a right, conferred by the owner of
the right, to use a trade mark or design or other intellectual
property or the goodwill attached to it in connection with the
supply of goods or services. An arrangement is not a franchise if
the person engages the owner of the right, or an associate of the
owner, to exploit the right on the person’s behalf.'
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Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of January 3, 2013) Corporations Act 2001 (consolidated as of January 3, 2013), Complete document (pdf) [1797 KB]

WIPO Lex No.:AU196

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