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TRADE MARKS ACT 1995 - NOTES

No. 119, 1995

Compilation No. 45

Compilation date: 1 April 2024

Includes amendments: Act No. 119, 2023

Registered: 10 April 2024

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Trade Marks Act 1995 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 1 April 2024 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

 

 

 

Contents

Part 1--Preliminary

1 Short title

2 Commencement

3 Act binds the Crown

4 Application of Act

4A Application of the Criminal Code

5 Repeal of Trade Marks Act 1994

Part 2--Interpretation

6 Definitions

6A Periods expressed in months

7 Use of trade mark

8 Definitions of authorised user and authorised use

9 Definition of applied to and applied in relation to

10 Definition of deceptively similar

11 Definition of pending

12 Definition of priority date

13 Definition of remove from the Register

14 Definition of similar goods and similar services

15 Definition of originate in relation to wine

16 Definition of repealed Act

Part 3--Trade marks and trade mark rights

17 What is a trade mark?

18 Certain signs not to be used as trade marks etc.

19 Certain trade marks may be registered

20 Rights given by registration of trade mark

21 Nature of registered trade mark as property

22 Power of registered owner to deal with trade mark

23 Limitation on rights if similar trade marks etc. registered by different persons

24 Trade mark consisting of sign that becomes accepted as sign describing article etc.

25 Trade mark relating to article etc. formerly manufactured under patent

26 Powers of authorised user of registered trade mark

Part 4--Application for registration

Division 1--General

27 Application--how made

28 Application by joint owners

29 Application for registration of trade mark whose registration has been sought in a Convention country--claim for priority

30 Particulars of application to be published

31 Registrar to examine, and report on, application

32 Registrar to decide on disputed classification of goods etc.

33 Application accepted or rejected

34 Notification of decision

35 Appeal

36 Deferment of acceptance

37 Lapsing of application if not accepted in time

38 Revocation of acceptance

Division 2--Grounds for rejecting an application

39 Trade mark containing etc. certain signs

40 Trade mark that cannot be represented graphically

41 Trade mark not distinguishing applicant's goods or services

42 Trade mark scandalous or its use contrary to law

43 Trade mark likely to deceive or cause confusion

44 Identical etc. trade marks

Division 3--Divisional applications

45 Divisional applications

46 Rules relating to divisional applications

Division 4--Application for registration of series of trade marks

51 Application--series of trade marks

51A Linking series applications

Part 5--Opposition to registration

Division 1--General

52 Opposition

52A Notice of intention to defend opposition to registration

53 Circumstances in which opposition may proceed in name of a person other than the person who filed the notice

54 Opposition proceedings

54A Lapsing of opposed application if no notice to defend the application filed

55 Decision

56 Appeal

Division 2--Grounds for opposing registration

57 Registration may be opposed on same grounds as for rejection

58 Applicant not owner of trade mark

58A Opponent's earlier use of similar trade mark

59 Applicant not intending to use trade mark

60 Trade mark similar to trade mark that has acquired a reputation in Australia

61 Trade mark containing or consisting of a false geographical indication

62 Application etc. defective etc.

62A Application made in bad faith

Part 6--Amendment of application for registration of a trade mark and other documents

63 Amendment of application for registration of trade mark

64 Amendment before particulars of application are published

65 Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment not advertised

65A Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment advertised

66 Amendment of other documents

66A Registrar may require certain requests to be in writing

67 Appeal

Part 7--Registration of trade marks

Division 1--Initial registration

68 Obligation to register

69 Registration--how effected

70 Colours in registered trade marks

71 Notification of registration

72 Date and term of registration

73 Ceasing of registration

74 Disclaimers

Division 2--Renewal of registration (general)

74A Application of this Division

75 Request for renewal

76 Notice of renewal due

77 Renewal before registration expires

78 Failure to renew

79 Renewal within 6 months after registration expires

80 Status of unrenewed trade mark

Division 3--Renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date)

80A Application of this Division

80B Expiry of registration

80C Notification about renewal

80D Request for renewal

80E Renewal within prescribed period

80F Failure to renew

80G Renewal within 10 months after end of prescribed period

80H Status of unrenewed trade mark

Part 8--Amendment, cancellation and revocation of registration

Division 1--Action by Registrar

Subdivision A--Amending Register

81 Correction of Register

82 Adaptation of classification

82A Linking series registrations

83 Amendment of particulars of trade mark entered in Register

83A Amendment of registered trade mark--inconsistency with international agreements

Subdivision B--Cancelling registration

84 Cancellation of registration

Subdivision C--Revoking registration

84A Registration may be revoked

84B Registration must be revoked if opposition was ignored in registration process

84C Effect of revocation of registration

84D Appeal from revocation of registration

Division 2--Action by court

85 Amendment to correct error or omission

86 Amendment or cancellation on ground of contravention of condition etc.

87 Amendment or cancellation--loss of exclusive rights to use trade mark

88 Amendment or cancellation--other specified grounds

88A Applications by Registrar

89 Rectification may not be granted in certain cases if registered owner not at fault etc.

90 Duties and powers of Registrar

Division 3--Amendment of certificate of registration

91 Amendment of certificate of registration

Part 9--Removal of trade mark from Register for non-use

92 Application for removal of trade mark from Register etc.

93 Time for making application

94 Referral to court

95 Notification of application

96 Notice of opposition

96A Circumstances in which opposition may proceed in name of a person other than the person who filed the notice

97 Removal of trade mark from the Register etc. if application unopposed etc.

98 Trade mark restored to Register if notice of opposition filed within extended time

99 Proceedings before Registrar

99A Dismissal of opposition filed with Registrar

100 Burden on opponent to establish use of trade mark etc.

101 Determination of opposed application--general

102 Determination of opposed application--localised use of trade mark

103 Registrar to comply with order of court

104 Appeal

105 Certificate--use of trade mark

Part 10--Assignment and transmission of trade marks

106 Assignment etc. of trade mark

107 Applications for record to be made of assignment etc. of trade mark whose registration is sought

108 Recording of assignment etc. of trade mark whose registration is sought

109 Application for record of assignment etc. of registered trade mark to be entered in Register

110 Recording of assignment etc. of registered trade mark

111 Notification of application to be given to person recorded as claiming interest in trade mark etc.

Part 11--Voluntary recording of claims to interests in and rights in respect of trade marks

Division 1--Preliminary

112 Object of Part

Division 2--Interests in, and rights in respect of, registered trade marks

113 Application for registration of interest or right in trade mark

114 Record of claims to interest etc.

115 Amendment and cancellation

116 Record not proof etc. of existence of right etc.

Division 3--Interests in, and rights in respect of, unregistered trade marks

117 Application for recording of interest or right in trade mark

118 Record of claims to interest etc.

119 Amendment and cancellation

Part 12--Infringement of trade marks

120 When is a registered trade mark infringed?

121 Infringement of trade mark by breach of certain restrictions

122 When is a trade mark not infringed?

122A Exhaustion of a registered trade mark in relation to goods

123 Services to which registered trade mark has been applied by or with consent of registered owner

124 Prior use of identical trade mark etc.

125 What courts may hear action for infringement of registered trade mark

126 What relief can be obtained from court

127 Special case--plaintiff not entitled to damages etc.

128 Circumstances in which action may not be brought

129 Application for relief from unjustified threats

130 Counterclaim for infringement

130A Mere notification of registered trade mark not a threat

Part 13--Importation of goods infringing Australian trade marks

131 Object of Part

132 Notice of objection to importation

133 Comptroller-General of Customs may seize goods infringing trade mark

133A Determinations about owners of goods

134 Notice of seizure

134A Inspection, release etc. of seized goods

135 Consent to forfeiture of seized goods

136 Claim for release of seized goods

136A Seized goods not claimed are forfeited

136B Late claim for release of seized goods

136C Objector to be notified of claim

136D Release of seized goods

136E Goods released but not collected are forfeited

137 Action for infringement of trade mark

138 Action for infringement by authorised user

139 Disposal of seized goods forfeited to the Commonwealth

140 Power of Comptroller-General of Customs to retain control of goods

141 Insufficient security

141A Failure to comply with undertaking etc.

142 Commonwealth not liable for loss etc. suffered because of seizure

143 Power to require information

144 Modification in relation to Norfolk Island etc.

Part 14--Offences

145 Falsifying or removing a registered trade mark

146 Falsely applying a registered trade mark

147 Making a die etc. for use in trade marks offence

147A Drawing etc. trade marks for use in offence

147B Possessing or disposing of things for use in trade marks offence

148 Goods with false trade marks

150 Aiding and abetting offences

151 False representations regarding trade marks

152 False entries in Register etc.

153 Disobeying summons etc.

154 Refusing to give evidence etc.

156 Acting or holding out without being registered

157 False representation about Trade Marks Office

157A Incorporated trade marks attorney must have a trade marks attorney director

159 Forfeiture orders under the proceeds of crime legislation

160 Conduct of employees and agents of natural persons

Part 15--Collective trade marks

161 Object of Part

162 What is a collective trade mark?

163 Application of Act

164 Application for registration

165 Limitation on rights given by registered collective trade mark

166 Assignment etc. of collective trade mark

167 Infringement of collective trade mark

Part 16--Certification trade marks

168 Object of Part

169 What is a certification trade mark?

170 Application of Act

171 Rights given by registration of a certification trade mark

172 Rights of persons allowed to use certification trade mark

173 Rules governing the use of certification trade marks

174 Registrar to send documents to Commission

175 Certificate by Commission

176 Acceptance or rejection of application

177 Additional ground for rejecting an application or opposing registration--certification trade mark not distinguishing certified goods or services

178 Variation of rules

179 Registrar must publish rules

180 Assignment of registered certification trade mark

180A Assignment of unregistered certification trade mark

181 Rectification of the Register by order of court

182 Variation of rules by order of court

183 Delegation of Commission's powers and functions

Part 17--Defensive trade marks

184 Object of Part

185 Defensive trade marks

186 Application of Act

187 Additional grounds for rejecting application for registration or opposing registration

189 Cancellation of registration by Registrar

Part 17A--Protected international trade marks under the Madrid Protocol

189A Regulations implementing the Madrid Protocol

Part 18--Jurisdiction and powers of courts

190 Prescribed courts

191 Jurisdiction of the Federal Court

191A Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)

192 Jurisdiction of other prescribed courts

193 Exercise of jurisdiction

194 Transfer of proceedings

195 Appeals

196 Registrar may appear in appeals

197 Powers of Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) on hearing an appeal

198 Practice and procedure of prescribed courts

Part 19--Administration

199 Trade Marks Office and sub-offices

200 Seal of Trade Marks Office

201 Registrar of Trade Marks

202 Registrar's powers

203 Exercise of power by Registrar

204 Registrar to act as soon as practicable

205 Deputy Registrar of Trade Marks

206 Delegation of Registrar's powers and functions

Part 20--The Register and official documents

207 The Register

208 Register may be kept on computer

209 Inspection of Register

210 Evidence--the Register

211 Evidence--certified copies of documents

Part 21--Miscellaneous

Division 1--Applications and other documents

212 Making and signing applications etc.

213 Filing of documents

213A Approved means of filing documents

213B Directions by Registrar for filing of documents

213C Directions by Registrar for filing of evidence

214 Withdrawal of application etc.

214A Notifications by Registrar under this Act

215 Address for service

216 Change of name

217 Death of applicant etc.

217A Prescribed documents relating to trade marks to be made available for public inspection

Division 2--Proceedings before the Registrar or a court

218 Description of registered trade mark

219 Evidence of trade usage

220 Death of party to proceeding before Registrar

221 Costs awarded by Registrar

222 Security for costs

Division 2A--Computerised decision-making

222A Computerised decision-making

Division 3--General

223 Fees

223AA Approved means of paying a fee

223A Doing act when Trade Marks Office reopens after end of period otherwise provided for doing act

224 Extension of time

225 Convention countries

226 Publication of Official Journal etc.

226A Requirements for confidential treatment of information held in the Trade Marks Office

226B Certain proceedings do not lie

227 Notice regarding review of decision by Administrative Appeals Tribunal

228 Use of trade mark for export trade

228A Registration of trade marks attorneys

228B Deregistration of trade marks attorneys

229 Privileges of trade marks attorney and patent attorney

229AA Designated Manager may disclose information to Board

229A Designated Manager may disclose information to ASIC

229B Publishing personal information of registered trade marks attorneys

230 Passing off actions

231 Regulations

231A Regulations may make provision in relation to the Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) Act 2023

Part 22--Repeal and transitional

Division 1--Repeal

232 Repeal

Division 2--Marks registered under the repealed Act

233 Automatic registration under this Act

234 Registration conclusive after 7 years

235 Term of registration

236 Renewal

237 Restoration of particulars to Register and renewal of registration where registration expired within 12 months before 1  January 1996

238 Disclaimers

239 Rules governing the use of certification trade marks registered in Part C of the old register

239A Linked trade marks

Division 3--Matters pending immediately before repeal of repealed Act

240 Applications, notices etc.--general

241 Application for registration of trade mark

242 Divisional application in relation to pending application

243 More than one application lodged on same day for registration of same trade mark

244 Application for registration of trade mark whose registration has been sought in Convention country

245 Application for registration of a mark in Part C of the old register

246 Application for registration of a mark in Part D of the old register

247 Amendment of application--specification of goods or services

248 Revival of application for registration of trade mark that had lapsed before 1 January 1996

249 Application for registration of assignment etc.

250 Rectification of Register

251 Action for removal of trade mark from Register for non-use

252 Action for infringement of trade mark etc.

253 Action under this Act for infringement of trade mark under repealed Act

254 Acts not constituting infringement of existing registered mark

254A Acts not constituting infringement of trade mark--pending application under the repealed Act

254B Part B defence--infringement of existing registered mark

254C Part B defence--infringement of trade mark (pending application under the repealed Act)

255 Application of this Act--general

256 Fees

Division 4--General

257 The Registrar and Deputy Registrar

258 Confidential information received by Registrar under section 74 of the repealed Act

259 Documents kept under repealed Act

260 Address for service

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

READER'S GUIDE

This guide aims to give you a general idea of the purpose of this Act and some information about its structure. It also explains briefly how the operation and interpretation of this Act is affected by other Acts.

Purpose of this Act

This Act provides for the registration of trade marks, collective trade marks, certification trade marks and defensive trade marks (for a definition of these terms, see sections 17, 162, 169 and 185 respectively) and sets out and protects the rights deriving from registration.

It is a rewrite of the legislation relating to trade marks, certification trade marks and defensive trade marks. The previous Act did not deal with collective trade marks.

In rewriting the legislation, some changes have been made to reflect international trends towards greater uniformity in that field of law. In particular, this Act conforms with the minimum standards and principles prescribed for trade marks in the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization.

An attempt has also been made to simplify the language as much as possible to make it easier for readers to understand the law. For that reason, a number of terms used in the old legislation have been replaced by simpler ones. For example, the word "owner" has been used where the previous Act referred to the proprietor of a trade mark. No difference in meaning is intended when simpler terms have thus been used.

Summary of this Act

Part 1: Deals with formal matters such as the commencement of this Act and its general application.

Part 2: Contains definitions and terms that are used frequently throughout this Act.

Part 3: Explains what is a trade mark and sets out the rights given by this Act to the registered owner and any authorised user of a registered trade mark.

Parts 4 and 5: Deal with the steps that you have to take to have a trade mark registered.

Part 6: Sets out how and why an application for registration and other documents may be amended.

Parts 7, 8 and 9: Deal with the registration of trade marks and how and why particulars of the registration of a trade mark may be amended, cancelled or removed from the Register.

Parts 10 and 11: Deal with the assignment of trade marks, the registration of assignments of registered trade marks and the recording of the rights and interests that persons (other than registered owners) may have in registered trade marks or trade marks whose registration is being sought.

Parts 12, 13 and 14: Deal with the protection of trade marks. Part  12 sets out what constitutes an infringement of a trade mark and how to obtain redress and relief in cases of infringement. Part 13 provides for a special regime to deal with any importation of goods that would infringe a registered trade mark. Part  14 makes certain types of conduct offences against this Act.

Parts 15, 16 and 17: Explain what are collective trade marks, certification trade marks and defensive trade marks and apply to them, with necessary alterations, the provisions of this Act relating to trade marks.

Part 17A: Enables the making of regulations to enable the performance of the obligations of Australia, or to obtain for Australia any advantage or benefit, under the Madrid Protocol. Those regulations prevail over this Act to the extent of any inconsistency.

Part 18: Deals with the jurisdiction of the courts to hear and determine matters arising under this Act.

Parts 19 and 20: Deal with the Trade Marks Office, the officials responsible for its administration and the keeping of the Register of Trade Marks.

Part 21: Deals with miscellaneous matters such as the payment of fees, the service of documents and the making of regulations.

Part 22: Repeals the Trade Marks Act 1955 and explains how matters that were being dealt with under that Act at the time of its repeal are to be dealt with when this Act is in force.

How to use this Act

Definitions: Section 6 contains definitions of terms that have special meanings and are used frequently in this Act. A list of terms defined in section  6 appears after the Table of Provisions. Notes: Notes are to be found throughout the text. They are designed to help you find your way through the Act. They may tell you that certain words or terms are defined and where to find the definition; they may alert you to other provisions in this Act and in other legislation that are relevant to the text you are reading; or they may draw your attention to information that may help you to understand the contents or legal consequences of certain provisions or how to comply with them.

Chart: The appendix to this Guide contains a chart showing the main steps involved in obtaining the registration of a trade mark. The chart is intended to be used only as an illustration and is not intended to have any other effect. If there is any inconsistency between any matter contained in the chart and a provision of this Act or the regulations, the provision prevails.

Related legislation

The following Acts are directly relevant to the operation or interpretation of this Act.

Acts Interpretation Act 1901

That Act contains general rules about the meaning or effect of many terms and provisions that are commonly used in Commonwealth Acts. Some of the notes used in this Act draw your attention to some of them, but it is not possible to refer to all of them.

Crimes Act 1914

In Parts 13 and 14, you will find that a penalty, expressed as imprisonment for a particular period or a number of penalty units, is set out at the foot of some sections or subsections. Section  4D of the Crimes Act 1914 provides that this indicates that any contravention of the section or subsection is an offence against this Act punishable upon conviction by a penalty not exceeding the penalty set out.

If only a term of imprisonment is provided as the penalty for an offence, subsections 4B(2) and 4B(3) of the Crimes Act 1914 allow a court to impose an appropriate fine instead of, or in addition to, the term of imprisonment.

Section 4AA of the Crimes Act 1914 sets out the amount of a penalty unit. Under subsection 4B(3) of that Act a court may impose on a body corporate convicted of an offence a fine of up to 5 times the amount of the fine that could be imposed on a natural person convicted of that offence.

Criminal Code

The Criminal Code is set out in the Schedule to the Criminal Code Act 1995. It contains many general rules that apply to offences. Chapter  2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility. For example, it has default fault elements that apply to offences that do not specify a fault element and provides the consequences of an offence being an offence of strict liability.

Trade Marks Act 1955

That Act is repealed by this Act. It contained the legislation that previously applied to trade marks, certification trade marks and defensive trade marks. Even though it is repealed, this Act provides that some of the provisions of that Act are to continue to apply to certain matters that were being dealt with under that Act immediately before it was repealed.

The list of Acts cited above is not exhaustive. Other Acts may also affect the operation or interpretation of this Act.

 

Appendix - Obtaining registration of a trade mark. A flowchart showing the main steps involved in obtaining the registration of a trade mark.

 

List of terms defined in section 6

action period

applicant

applied to

applied in relation to

approved form

assignment

Australia

Australian continental shelf

authorised use

authorised user

Board

certification trade mark

claim period

collective trade mark

Commission

company

Comptroller-General of Customs

Convention country

date of registration

deceptively similar

defensive trade mark

Deputy Registrar

Designated Manager

designated owner

divisional application

employee

examine

existing registered mark

Federal Court

file

filing date

geographical indication

goods of a person

incorporated legal practice

incorporated trade marks attorney

intellectual property advice

lawyer

limitations

month

notified trade mark

objector

Official Journal

old register

opponent

originate

patent attorney

pending

person

personal information

PPSA security interest

predecessor in title

preferred means

prescribed court

priority date

Register

registered owner

registered trade mark

registered trade marks attorney

Registrar

registration number

remove from the Register

repealed Act

seized goods

services of a person

sign

similar goods

similar services

this Act

trade mark

trade marks attorney director

 

trade marks work

transmission

use of a trade mark

use of a trade mark in relation to goods

use of a trade mark in relation to services

word

working day

World Trade Organization

 

Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe how an amendment is to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, then the misdescribed amendment can be incorporated through an editorial change made under section  15V of the Legislation Act 2003.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the amendment is not incorporated and "(md not incorp)" is added to the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Act

Number and year

Assent

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Trade Marks Act 1995

119, 1995

17 Oct 1995

s 1-5): 17 Oct 1995 (s 2(1))
Remainder: 1 Jan 1996 (s 2(2))

 

Industry, Science and Tourism Legislation Amendment Act 1997

91, 1997

30 June 1997

Sch 1 (items 25-41): 1 Jan 1996 (s 2(4))

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 1998

100, 1998

27 July 1998

Sch 2 (items 33-46): 27 Jan 1999 (s 2(5))

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Border Interception) Act 1999

144, 1999

3 Nov 1999

s 4 and Sch 2: 3 Nov 1999 (s 2)

s 4

Public Employment (Consequential and Transitional) Amendment Act 1999

146, 1999

11 Nov 1999

Sch 1 (items 940-943): 5 Dec 1999 (s 2(1), (2))

--

Trade Marks Amendment (Madrid Protocol) Act 2000

117, 2000

7 Sept 2000

11 July 2001 (s 2(1) and gaz 2001, No. GN24)

--

Trade Marks and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

99, 2001

22 Aug 2001

Sch 1 (items 1-46): 19 Sept 2001 (s 2(1))
Sch 1 (item 47): never commenced (s 2(2))

Sch 1 (items 4, 5, 12, 15, 23, 32, 33)

Industry, Science and Resources Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001

140, 2001

1 Oct 2001

s 4 and Sch 1(items 147-168): 2 Oct 2001 (s 2)

s 4

Proceeds of Crime (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2002

86, 2002

11 Oct 2002

Sch 6 (item 48): 1 Jan2003 (s 2(1) item 5)

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2003

48, 2003

26 June 2003

Sch 1 (items 3-5) and Sch 2 (items 6, 7): 24 July 2003 (s 2(1) items  2, 4)

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006

106, 2006

27 Sept 2006

Sch 1, 2, Sch 3 (items 8-16), Sch 4 and Sch 12 (item 8): 27 Mar 2007 (s  2(1) items 2, 3, 5, 6, 12)
Sch 3 (items 1-7), Sch 11 (items 3, 4) and Sch 13: 28 Sept 2006 (s  2(1) items 4, 11, 13)
Sch 16 (item 2): 1 Jan 1996 (s 2(1) item 15)
Sch 16 (item 3): 5 Dec 1999 (s 2(1) item 16)

Sch 1 (items 2, 9), Sch 2 (item 2), Sch 3 (items 2, 5, 9, 11, 14, 16), Sch 4 (items 2, 4), Sch 11 (item  4) and Sch 13 (item 2)

Trade Marks Amendment Act 2006

114, 2006

23 Oct 2006

Sch 1 (items 63-92): 27 Mar 2007 (s 2(1) item 3)
Remainder: 23 Oct 2006 (s 2(1) items 1, 2, 4)

Sch 1 (items 5, 8, 11, 13, 20, 26, 30, 34, 36, 51, 62, 69, 72, 82, 85, 90)

Personal Property Securities (Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

131, 2009

14 Dec 2009

Sch 2 (items 18-24): 30 Jan 2012 (s 2(1) item 1)

Sch 2 (item 24)

Crimes Legislation Amendment (Serious and Organised Crime) Act (No. 2) 2010

4, 2010

19 Feb 2010

Sch 10 (item 30): 20 Feb 2010 (s 2(1) item 13)

--

Personal Property Securities (Corporations and Other Amendments) Act 2010

96, 2010

6 July 2010

Sch 3 (item 30): 30 Jan 2012 (s 2(1) item 19)

--

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendment Act 2010

98, 2010

6 July 2010

Sch 1 (items 70-76, 81, 82): 1 Sept 2010 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (items 81, 82)

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010

103, 2010

13 July 2010

Sch 6 (items 1, 141): 1 Jan 2011 (s 2(1) items 3, 5)

--

Acts Interpretation Amendment Act 2011

46, 2011

27 June 2011

Sch 2 (items 1163, 1164) and Sch 3 (items 10, 11): 27 Dec 2011 (s 2(1) items  11, 12)

Sch 3 (items 10, 11)

Trade Marks Amendment (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Act 2011

149, 2011

1 Dec 2011

Sch 1: 1 Dec 2011 (s 2(2))

--

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011

174, 2011

5 Dec 2011

Sch 2 (items 240-242): 1 Jan 2012 (s 2(1) item 5)

Sch 2 (item 242)

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012

35, 2012

15 Apr 2012

Sch 3 (items 17-31, 32(7)), Sch 4 (items 37-58), Sch 5 (items  17-29) and Sch 6 (items 109-132): 15 Apr 2013 (s 2(1) items 4, 7)

Sch 3 (item 32(7))

Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012

197, 2012

12 Dec 2012

Sch 5 (item 99) and Sch 6 (items 15-19): 12 Mar 2014 (s 2(1) items 3, 19)
Sch 6 (item 1): 12 Dec 2012 (s 2(1) item 16)

Sch 6 (items 1, 15-19)

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013

13, 2013

14 Mar 2013

Sch 3 (items 22-42): (s 2(1) item 4)

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2015

8, 2015

25 Feb 2015

Sch 4 (items 68-84): 24 Feb 2017 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 5 (items 6, 7): 26 Feb 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 4 (items 81-84) and Sch 5 (item 7)

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015

10, 2015

5 Mar 2015

Sch 1 (items 164-179): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (items 166-179)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 3 (item 1): 5 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 8)

--

Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms and Other Updates) Act 2023

74, 2023

20 Sept 2023

Sch 6 (item 1): 18 Oct 2023 (s 2(1) item 3)

--

Customs and Other Legislation Amendment (Australian Border Force) Act 2015

41, 2015

20 May 2015

Sch 5 (item 172), Sch 6 (items 198-232) and Sch 9: 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) items 2, 7)

Sch 6 (item 232) and Sch 9

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Australian Border Force Amendment (Protected Information) Act 2017

115, 2017

30 Oct 2017

Sch 1 (item 26): 1 July 2015 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015

59, 2015

26 May 2015

Sch 2 (item 349): 1 July 2016 (s 2(1) item 5)
Sch 2 (items 356-396): 18 June 2015 (s 2(1) item 6)

Sch 2 (items 356-396)

as amended by

 

 

 

 

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2016

33, 2016

23 Mar 2016

Sch 2: 24 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) (Consequential Provisions) Act 2015

126, 2015

10 Sept 2015

Sch 1 (item 675): 24 Feb 2017 (s 2(1) item 3)

--

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 1) 2016

4, 2016

11 Feb 2016

Sch 4 (items 1, 322): 10 Mar 2016 (s 2(1) item 6)

--

Statute Update Act 2016

61, 2016

23 Sept 2016

Sch 3 (item 40): 21 Oct 2016 (s 2(1) item 1)

--

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018

77, 2018

24 Aug 2018

Sch 1 (items 2-6) and Sch 2 (items 1, 168, 240-242, 304-306, 309-312): 25 Aug 2018 (s 2(1) items 2, 5, 7, 9, 11)
Sch 1 (items 43-46) and Sch 2 (items 98-109, 113, 139-149, 153, 203-209, 218-220): 24 Feb 2019 (s 2(1) items 3, 6, 8)

Sch 1 (items 6, 46) and Sch 2 (items 113, 153, 209, 220, 242, 306, 312)

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020

9, 2020

26 Feb 2020

Sch 5 (items 3, 4): 27 Feb 2020 (s 2(1) item 4)

--

Territories Legislation Amendment Act 2020

154, 2020

17 Dec 2020

Sch 1 (items 92-96, 99): 18 Dec 2020 (s 2(1) item 2)

Sch 1 (items 93-96, 99)

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021

13, 2021

1 Mar 2021

Sch 2 (items 777-790): 1 Sept 2021 (s 2(1) item 5)

--

Statute Law Amendment (Prescribed Forms and Other Updates) Act 2023

74, 2023

20 Sept 2023

Sch 1 (items 126-129): 20 Mar 2024 (s 2(1) item 2)
Sch 4 (items 76, 77): 18 Oct 2023 (s 2(1) item 3)

Sch 1 (item 129)

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Regulator Performance) Act 2023

91, 2023

17 Nov 2023

Sch 1 (items 5-9): 17 May 2024 (s 2(1) item  3)
Sch 1 (items 10-12): 18 Nov 2023 (s 2(1) item 4)
Sch 1 (items 13-40): awaiting commencement (s 2(1) item 5)

Sch 1 (item 9), Sch 1 (item  12), and Sch 1 (items 16, 40)

Public Health (Tobacco and Other Products) (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2023

119, 2023

14 Dec 2023

Sch 1 (items 21-25): 1 Apr 2024 (s 2(1) item 2)

--

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Reader's Guide.............

am No 140, 2001; No 114, 2006; No 8, 2015

List of terms...............

am No 91, 1997; No 48, 2003; No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012; No 41, 2015; No 77, 2018; No 74, 2023; No 91, 2023

Part 1

 

s 3.....................

am No 59, 2015

s 4A....................

ad No 140, 2001

Part 2

 

s 6.....................

am No 91, 1997; No 100, 1998; No 144, 1999; No 146, 1999; No 117, 2000; No 99, 2001; No  48, 2003; No 106, 2006; No 114, 2006; No 131, 2009; No 96, 2010; No 98, 2010; No 103, 2010; No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 8, 2015; No 10, 2015; No 41, 2015; No 77, 2018; No 13, 2021; No 91, 2023

s 6A....................

ad No 114, 2006

 

am No 46, 2011

s 11....................

am No 35, 2012

s 15....................

am No 114, 2006

Part 3

 

s 18....................

am No 10, 2015

s 20....................

am No 117, 2000

s 22....................

am No 114, 2006; No 131, 2009

s 26....................

am No 91, 1997; No 99, 2001; No 41, 2015

Part 4

 

Division 1

 

s 27....................

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012

s 29....................

am No 114, 2006

s 31....................

am No 114, 2006

s 33....................

am No 114, 2006

s 34....................

am No 77, 2018; No 91, 2023

s 35....................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 37....................

am No 35, 2012

s 38....................

am No 106, 2006

Division 2

 

s 41....................

am No 114, 2006

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 44....................

am No 117, 2000

Division 3

 

Division 3................

rs No 114, 2006

s 45....................

am No 99, 2001

 

rs No 114, 2006

s 46....................

rep No 99, 2001

 

ad No 114, 2006

s 47-50..................

rep No 114, 2006

Division 4

 

s 51....................

am No 114, 2006

s 51A...................

ad No 114, 2006

Part 5

 

Division 1

 

s 52....................

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012; No 77, 2018; No 74, 2023

s 52A...................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 77, 2018

s 54....................

am No 35, 2012

s 54A...................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 77, 2018

s 55....................

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012

s 56....................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

Division 2

 

s 57....................

am No 114, 2006

s 58A...................

ad No 114, 2006

s 60....................

am No 114, 2006

s 61....................

am No 114, 2006; No 98, 2010

s 62A...................

ad No 114, 2006

Part 6

 

s 63....................

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006

s 65....................

rs No 114, 2006

 

am No 77, 2018; No 91, 2023

s 65A...................

ad No 114, 2006

 

am No 91, 2023

s 66....................

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012

s 66A...................

ad No 114, 2006

s 67....................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

Part 7

 

Division 1

 

s 68....................

am No 99, 2001; No 35, 2012

s 71....................

am No 91, 2023

s 73....................

am No 99, 2001; No 106, 2006

Division 2

 

Division 2 heading..........

rs No 99, 2001

s 74A...................

ad No 99, 2001

s 77....................

am No 77, 2018

s 78....................

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006

s 79....................

am No 114, 2006

s 80....................

am No 99, 2001

Division 3

 

Division 3................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80A...................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80B...................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80C...................

ad No 99, 2001

 

am No 77, 2018

s 80D...................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80E...................

ad No 99, 2001

 

am No 77, 2018

s 80F...................

ad No 99, 2001

 

am No 114, 2006; No 91, 2023

s 80G...................

ad No 99, 2001

 

am No 114, 2006; No 91, 2023

s 80H...................

ad No 99, 2001

Part 8

 

Part 8 heading.............

rs No 106, 2006

Division 1

 

Subdivision A

 

Subdivision A heading........

ad No 106, 2006

s 82A...................

ad No 114, 2006

s 83....................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 83A...................

ad No 98, 2010

 

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021; No 91, 2023

Subdivision B

 

Subdivision B heading........

ad No 106, 2006

s 84....................

am No 106, 2006

Subdivision C

 

Subdivision C..............

ad No 106, 2006

s 84A...................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 77, 2018

s 84B...................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 91, 2023

s 84C...................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 41, 2015

s 84D...................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

Division 2

 

s 86....................

am No 114, 2006

s 87....................

am No 114, 2006

s 88....................

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006

s 88A...................

ad No 114, 2006

s 90....................

am No 114, 2006

Part 9

 

s 92....................

am No 114, 2006; No 77, 2018

s 93....................

rs No 77, 2018

s 95....................

am No 77, 2018; No 91, 2023

s 96....................

rs No 35, 2012

 

am No 77, 2018; No 74, 2023

s 96A...................

ad No 99, 2001

s 97....................

am No 35, 2012

s 98....................

am No 91, 2023

s 99A...................

ad No 35, 2012

s 100...................

am No 114, 2006

s 101...................

am No 114, 2006

s 104...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

Part 10

 

s 110...................

am No 91, 2023

s 111...................

am No 77, 2018

Part 11

 

Division 2

 

s 113...................

rs No 131, 2009

Division 3

 

s 117...................

rs No 131, 2009

Part 12

 

s 120...................

am No 117, 2000

s 121...................

am No 117, 2000

s 122...................

am No 99, 2001

s 122A..................

ad No 77, 2018

 

ed C37

s 123...................

am No 77, 2018

s 126...................

am No 35, 2012

s 127...................

am No 99, 2001

s 128...................

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006; No 91, 2023

s 129...................

am No 100, 1998; No 77, 2018

s 130...................

am No 77, 2018

s 130A..................

ad No 77, 2018

Part 13

 

s 131...................

am No 91, 1997; No 117, 2000; No 41, 2015

s 132...................

am No 91, 1997; No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006; No 41, 2015

s 133...................

am No 91, 1997; No 114, 2006; No 41, 2015

s 133A..................

ad No 144, 1997

 

am No 41, 2015

s 134...................

am No 91, 1997

 

rs No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015; No 77, 2018

s 134A..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 135...................

am No 91, 1997; No 35, 2012; No 41, 2015

s 136...................

am No 91, 1997

 

rs No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015; No 74, 2023

s 136A..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 136B..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 136C..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 136D..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 136E..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 137...................

am No 91, 1997; No 99, 2001; No 35, 2012; No 41, 2015

s 138...................

am No 99, 2001

s 139...................

am No 91, 1997

 

rs No 35, 2012

 

am No 41, 2015

s 140...................

am No 91, 1997; No 41, 2015

s 141...................

am No 91, 1997; No 114, 2006; No 41, 2015

s 141A..................

ad No 114, 2006

 

am No 41, 2015

s 142...................

am No 91, 1997; No 41, 2015

s 143...................

am No 91, 1997; No 140, 2001; No 114, 2006; No 41, 2015; No 4, 2016

Part 14

 

s 145...................

am No 117, 2000; No 140, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 146...................

am No 117, 2000; No 140, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 147...................

am No 140, 2001

 

rs No 35, 2012

s 147A..................

ad No 35, 2012

s 147B..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

ed C36

s 148...................

am No 117, 2000

 

rs No 35, 2012

 

rep No 35, 2012

s 149...................

rep No 35, 2012

s 150...................

am No 140, 2001; No 4, 2010

s 151...................

am No 117, 2000; No 140, 2001

s 153...................

am No 140, 2001

s 154...................

am No 140, 2001

s 155...................

rep No 100, 1998

s 156...................

am No 100, 1998; No 140, 2001; No 35, 2012; No 77, 2018

s 157...................

am No 140, 2001

s 157A..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 77, 2018

s 158...................

rep No 99, 2001

s 159...................

am No 99, 2001; No 86, 2002; No 174, 2011

s 160...................

am No 140, 2001

Part 15

 

s 162...................

am No 114, 2006

Part 16

 

s 170...................

am No 99, 2001

s 173...................

am No 106, 2006

s 174...................

rs No 106, 2006

s 175...................

am No 106, 2006; No 91, 2023

s 176...................

am No 106, 2006; No 77, 2018; No 91, 2023

s 177...................

am No 106, 2006; No 114, 2006

s 178...................

am No 106, 2006

s 179...................

rs No 106, 2006

s 180A..................

ad No 99, 2001

s 181...................

am No 106, 2006; No 114, 2006

Part 17

 

s 186...................

am No 99, 2001

s 187...................

am No 114, 2006

s 188...................

rep No 114, 2006

Part 17A

 

Part 17A.................

ad No 117, 2000

s 189A..................

ad No 117, 2000

Part 18

 

s 190...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 191...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 191A..................

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 192...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 154, 2020; No 13, 2021

s 193...................

am No 35, 2012

s 194...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 195...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 196...................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

s 197...................

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013; No 13, 2021

Part 19

 

s 199...................

am No 35, 2012

s 200...................

am No 9, 2020

s 202...................

am No 77, 2018

s 206...................

am No 146, 1999; No 48, 2003; No 106, 2006

Part 20

 

s 210...................

am No 131, 2009; No 61, 2016

 

ed C35

s 211...................

ed C35

Part 21

 

Division 1

 

s 212...................

rs No 100, 1998

s 213...................

am No 35, 2012

 

rs No 77, 2018

s 213A..................

ad No 77, 2018

 

am No 91, 2023

s 213B..................

ad No 77, 2018

 

am No 91, 2023

s 213C..................

ad No 77, 2018

 

am No 91, 2023

s 214A..................

ad No 77, 2018

s 215...................

am No 46, 2011; No 8, 2015; No 126, 2015

s 217A..................

ad No 106, 2006

Division 2

 

s 222...................

am No 99, 2001; No 77, 2018

Division 2A

 

Division 2A...............

ad No 77, 2018

s 222A..................

ad No 77, 2018

Division 3

 

s 223...................

am No 91, 1997; No 106, 2006; No 77, 2018

s 223AA.................

ad No 77, 2018

 

am No 91, 2023

s 223A..................

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 35, 2012

s 224...................

am No 48, 2003; No 106, 2006; No 114, 2006; No 91, 2023

s 225...................

am No 35, 2012

s 226...................

am No 114, 2006

 

rs No 91, 2023

s 226A..................

ad No 106, 2006

s 226B..................

ad No 114, 2006

s 228A..................

ad No 100, 1998

 

am No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

s 228B..................

ad No 100, 1998

s 229...................

rs No 100, 1998

 

am No 35, 2012

s 229AA.................

ad No 77, 2018

s 229A..................

ad No 35, 2012

s 229B..................

ad No 77, 2018

s 231...................

am No 100, 1998; No 149, 2011; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015; No 77, 2018; No 119, 2023

s 231A..................

ad No 149, 2011

 

am No 119, 2023

Part 22

 

Division 2

 

s 239A..................

ad No 114, 2006

Division 3

 

s 242...................

am No 91, 2023

s 243...................

am No 91, 2023

s 244...................

am No 91, 2023

s 247...................

am No 91, 2023

s 254A..................

ad No 99, 2001

s 254B..................

ad No 99, 2001

s 254C..................

ad No 99, 2001

Division 4

 

s 261...................

am No 91, 1997

 

rep No 41, 2015

 


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