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TRADE MARKS ACT 1995 - NOTES

No. 119, 1995

Compilation No. 36

Compilation date:                              24 February 2017

Includes amendments up to:            Act No. 61, 2016

Registered:                                         27 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This compilation includes commenced amendments made by Act No. 8, 2015 and Act No. 126, 2015

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 24 February 2017 (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 Legislation 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 series page on the Legislation 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 series page on the Legislation 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If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


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.

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1--Preliminary                                                                                                             1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 1

4............ Application of Act............................................................................... 1

4A......... Application of the Criminal Code....................................................... 2

5............ Repeal of Trade Marks Act 1994........................................................ 2

Part 2--Interpretation                                                                                                        3

6............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

6A......... Periods expressed in months............................................................. 10

7............ Use of trade mark.............................................................................. 11

8............ Definitions of authorised user and authorised use........................... 12

9............ Definition of applied to and applied in relation to............................ 12

10.......... Definition of deceptively similar....................................................... 13

11.......... Definition of pending........................................................................ 13

12.......... Definition of priority date................................................................. 14

13.......... Definition of remove from the Register............................................. 15

14.......... Definition of similar goods and similar services.............................. 15

15.......... Definition of originate in relation to wine......................................... 15

16.......... Definition of repealed Act................................................................. 15

Part 3--Trade marks and trade mark rights                                                     17

17.......... What is a trade mark?........................................................................ 17

18.......... Certain signs not to be used as trade marks etc................................. 17

19.......... Certain trade marks may be registered............................................... 17

20.......... Rights given by registration of trade mark........................................ 18

21.......... Nature of registered trade mark as property...................................... 18

22.......... Power of registered owner to deal with trade mark........................... 19

23.......... Limitation on rights if similar trade marks etc. registered by different persons         20

24.......... Trade mark consisting of sign that becomes accepted as sign describing article etc. 20

25.......... Trade mark relating to article etc. formerly manufactured under patent 21

26.......... Powers of authorised user of registered trade mark.......................... 22

Part 4--Application for registration                                                                        24

Division 1--General                                                                                                    24

27.......... Application--how made................................................................... 24

28.......... Application by joint owners.............................................................. 25

29.......... Application for registration of trade mark whose registration has been sought in a Convention country--claim for priority.............................................................................................. 25

30.......... Particulars of application to be published.......................................... 26

31.......... Registrar to examine, and report on, application................................ 26

32.......... Registrar to decide on disputed classification of goods etc................ 27

33.......... Application accepted or rejected........................................................ 27

34.......... Notice etc. of decision....................................................................... 27

35.......... Appeal............................................................................................... 28

36.......... Deferment of acceptance................................................................... 28

37.......... Lapsing of application if not accepted in time.................................... 28

38.......... Revocation of acceptance.................................................................. 29

Division 2--Grounds for rejecting an application                                      30

39.......... Trade mark containing etc. certain signs............................................ 30

40.......... Trade mark that cannot be represented graphically............................ 30

41.......... Trade mark not distinguishing applicant's goods or services............ 30

42.......... Trade mark scandalous or its use contrary to law.............................. 32

43.......... Trade mark likely to deceive or cause confusion............................... 32

44.......... Identical etc. trade marks................................................................... 32

Division 3--Divisional applications                                                                     35

45.......... Divisional applications...................................................................... 35

46.......... Rules relating to divisional applications............................................ 35

Division 4--Application for registration of series of trade marks     36

51.......... Application--series of trade marks................................................... 36

51A....... Linking series applications................................................................ 36

Part 5--Opposition to registration                                                                             38

Division 1--General                                                                                                    38

52.......... Opposition........................................................................................ 38

52A....... Notice of intention to defend opposition to registration..................... 39

53.......... Circumstances in which opposition may proceed in name of a person other than the person who filed the notice   39

54.......... Opposition proceedings.................................................................... 39

54A....... Lapsing of opposed application if no notice to defend the application filed              40

55.......... Decision............................................................................................ 40

56.......... Appeal............................................................................................... 41

Division 2--Grounds for opposing registration                                           42

57.......... Registration may be opposed on same grounds as for rejection........ 42

58.......... Applicant not owner of trade mark.................................................... 42

58A....... Opponent's earlier use of similar trade mark..................................... 42

59.......... Applicant not intending to use trade mark......................................... 43

60.......... Trade mark similar to trade mark that has acquired a reputation in Australia            43

61.......... Trade mark containing or consisting of a false geographical indication 43

62.......... Application etc. defective etc............................................................. 45

62A....... Application made in bad faith............................................................ 46

Part 6--Amendment of application for registration of a trade mark and other documents       47

63.......... Amendment of application for registration of trade mark.................. 47

64.......... Amendment before particulars of application are published.............. 47

65.......... Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment not advertised              48

65A....... Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment advertised    48

66.......... Amendment of other documents....................................................... 49

66A....... Registrar may require certain requests to be in writing...................... 50

67.......... Appeal............................................................................................... 50

Part 7--Registration of trade marks                                                                        51

Division 1--Initial registration                                                                              51

68.......... Obligation to register......................................................................... 51

69.......... Registration--how effected............................................................... 51

70.......... Colours in registered trade marks...................................................... 52

71.......... Notification of registration................................................................ 52

72.......... Date and term of registration............................................................. 53

73.......... Ceasing of registration...................................................................... 54

74.......... Disclaimers....................................................................................... 54

Division 2--Renewal of registration (general)                                             55

74A....... Application of this Division.............................................................. 55

75.......... Request for renewal.......................................................................... 55

76.......... Notice of renewal due....................................................................... 55

77.......... Renewal before registration expires.................................................. 56

78.......... Failure to renew................................................................................ 56

79.......... Renewal within 6 months after registration expires........................... 56

80.......... Status of unrenewed trade mark........................................................ 56

Division 3--Renewal of registration (registration delayed for 10 or more years after filing date)      58

80A....... Application of this Division.............................................................. 58

80B....... Expiry of registration........................................................................ 58

80C....... Notice about renewal......................................................................... 58

80D....... Request for renewal.......................................................................... 59

80E........ Renewal within prescribed period..................................................... 59

80F........ Failure to renew................................................................................ 59

80G....... Renewal within 10 months after end of prescribed period................ 60

80H....... Status of unrenewed trade mark........................................................ 61

Part 8--Amendment, cancellation and revocation of registration         62

Division 1--Action by Registrar                                                                          62

Subdivision A--Amending Register                                                                    62

81.......... Correction of Register....................................................................... 62

82.......... Adaptation of classification............................................................... 62

82A....... Linking series registrations............................................................... 62

83.......... Amendment of particulars of trade mark entered in Register............. 63

83A....... Amendment of registered trade mark--inconsistency with international agreements               64

Subdivision B--Cancelling registration                                                             66

84.......... Cancellation of registration................................................................ 66

Subdivision C--Revoking registration                                                               66

84A....... Registration may be revoked............................................................. 66

84B....... Registration must be revoked if opposition was ignored in registration process      68

84C....... Effect of revocation of registration.................................................... 68

84D....... Appeal from revocation of registration.............................................. 70

Division 2--Action by court                                                                                    71

85.......... Amendment to correct error or omission........................................... 71

86.......... Amendment or cancellation on ground of contravention of condition etc.                71

87.......... Amendment or cancellation--loss of exclusive rights to use trade mark  71

88.......... Amendment or cancellation--other specified grounds...................... 72

88A....... Applications by Registrar.................................................................. 73

89.......... Rectification may not be granted in certain cases if registered owner not at fault etc.               73

90.......... Duties and powers of Registrar......................................................... 74

Division 3--Amendment of certificate of registration                              75

91.......... Amendment of certificate of registration........................................... 75

Part 9--Removal of trade mark from Register for non-use                     76

92.......... Application for removal of trade mark from Register etc.................. 76

93.......... Time for making application.............................................................. 77

94.......... Referral to court................................................................................ 78

95.......... Notification of application................................................................. 78

96.......... Notice of opposition.......................................................................... 78

96A....... Circumstances in which opposition may proceed in name of a person other than the person who filed the notice   79

97.......... Removal of trade mark from the Register etc. if application unopposed etc.             79

98.......... Trade mark restored to Register if notice of opposition filed within extended time  80

99.......... Proceedings before Registrar............................................................ 80

99A....... Dismissal of opposition filed with Registrar..................................... 80

100........ Burden on opponent to establish use of trade mark etc..................... 81

101........ Determination of opposed application--general................................ 83

102........ Determination of opposed application--localised use of trade mark. 84

103........ Registrar to comply with order of court............................................ 85

104........ Appeal............................................................................................... 85

105........ Certificate--use of trade mark........................................................... 86

Part 10--Assignment and transmission of trade marks                               87

106........ Assignment etc. of trade mark........................................................... 87

107........ Applications for record to be made of assignment etc. of trade mark whose registration is sought          87

108........ Recording of assignment etc. of trade mark whose registration is sought                88

109........ Application for record of assignment etc. of registered trade mark to be entered in Register    88

110........ Recording of assignment etc. of registered trade mark...................... 88

111........ Notice of application to be given to person recorded as claiming interest in trade mark etc.     89

Part 11--Voluntary recording of claims to interests in and rights in respect of trade marks    90

Division 1--Preliminary                                                                                            90

112........ Object of Part.................................................................................... 90

Division 2--Interests in, and rights in respect of, registered trade marks          91

113........ Application for registration of interest or right in trade mark............ 91

114........ Record of claims to interest etc.......................................................... 91

115........ Amendment and cancellation............................................................. 92

116........ Record not proof etc. of existence of right etc................................... 92

Division 3--Interests in, and rights in respect of, unregistered trade marks     93

117........ Application for recording of interest or right in trade mark............... 93

118........ Record of claims to interest etc.......................................................... 93

119........ Amendment and cancellation............................................................. 93

Part 12--Infringement of trade marks                                                                   94

120........ When is a registered trade mark infringed?....................................... 94

121........ Infringement of trade mark by breach of certain restrictions............. 95

122........ When is a trade mark not infringed?.................................................. 97

123........ Goods etc. to which registered trade mark has been applied by or with consent of registered owner       98

124........ Prior use of identical trade mark etc.................................................. 99

125........ What courts may hear action for infringement of registered trade mark 99

126........ What relief can be obtained from court............................................ 100

127........ Special case--plaintiff not entitled to damages etc.......................... 100

128........ Circumstances in which action may not be brought........................ 101

129........ Groundless threats of legal proceedings.......................................... 101

130........ Counterclaim by defendant in action on groundless threats............. 103

Part 13--Importation of goods infringing Australian trade marks    104

131........ Object of Part.................................................................................. 104

132........ Notice of objection to importation................................................... 104

133........ Comptroller-General of Customs may seize goods infringing trade mark                105

133A..... Determinations about owners of goods........................................... 107

134........ Notice of seizure............................................................................. 107

134A..... Inspection, release etc. of seized goods........................................... 109

135........ Consent to forfeiture of seized goods.............................................. 110

136........ Claim for release of seized goods.................................................... 110

136A..... Seized goods not claimed are forfeited............................................ 110

136B..... Late claim for release of seized goods............................................. 111

136C..... Objector to be notified of claim....................................................... 111

136D..... Release of seized goods.................................................................. 112

136E...... Goods released but not collected are forfeited................................. 113

137........ Action for infringement of trade mark............................................. 113

138........ Action for infringement by authorised user..................................... 114

139........ Disposal of seized goods forfeited to the Commonwealth.............. 115

140........ Power of Comptroller-General of Customs to retain control of goods 116

141........ Insufficient security......................................................................... 116

141A..... Failure to comply with undertaking etc........................................... 116

142........ Commonwealth not liable for loss etc. suffered because of seizure. 117

143........ Power to require information.......................................................... 117

144........ Modification in relation to Norfolk Island etc................................. 118

Part 14--Offences                                                                                                              119

145........ Falsifying or removing a registered trade mark............................... 119

146........ Falsely applying a registered trade mark......................................... 120

147........ Making a die etc. for use in trade marks offence............................. 121

147A..... Drawing etc. trade marks for use in offence.................................... 122

147B..... Possessing or disposing of things for use in trade marks offence... 123

148........ Goods with false trade marks.......................................................... 124

150........ Aiding and abetting offences........................................................... 126

151........ False representations regarding trade marks.................................... 126

152........ False entries in Register etc............................................................. 128

153........ Disobeying summons etc................................................................ 128

154........ Refusing to give evidence etc.......................................................... 129

156........ Acting or holding out without being registered............................... 130

157........ False representation about Trade Marks Office............................... 131

157A..... Incorporated trade marks attorney must have a trade marks attorney director           132

159........ Forfeiture orders under the proceeds of crime legislation................ 134

160........ Conduct of employees and agents of natural persons...................... 134

Part 15--Collective trade marks                                                                               136

161........ Object of Part.................................................................................. 136

162........ What is a collective trade mark?...................................................... 136

163........ Application of Act........................................................................... 136

164........ Application for registration............................................................. 137

165........ Limitation on rights given by registered collective trade mark......... 137

166........ Assignment etc. of collective trade mark......................................... 137

167........ Infringement of collective trade mark.............................................. 137

Part 16--Certification trade marks                                                                        138

168........ Object of Part.................................................................................. 138

169........ What is a certification trade mark?................................................... 138

170........ Application of Act........................................................................... 138

171........ Rights given by registration of a certification trade mark................ 139

172........ Rights of persons allowed to use certification trade mark............... 139

173........ Rules governing the use of certification trade marks....................... 139

174........ Registrar to send documents to Commission.................................. 140

175........ Certificate by Commission.............................................................. 140

176........ Acceptance or rejection of application............................................. 141

177........ Additional ground for rejecting an application or opposing registration--certification trade mark not distinguishing certified goods or services............................................................... 142

178........ Variation of rules............................................................................ 143

179........ Registrar must publish rules............................................................ 143

180........ Assignment of registered certification trade mark........................... 143

180A..... Assignment of unregistered certification trade mark....................... 144

181........ Rectification of the Register by order of court................................. 144

182........ Variation of rules by order of court................................................. 145

183........ Delegation of Commission's powers and functions........................ 146

Part 17--Defensive trade marks                                                                               147

184........ Object of Part.................................................................................. 147

185........ Defensive trade marks..................................................................... 147

186........ Application of Act........................................................................... 148

187........ Additional grounds for rejecting application for registration or opposing registration              148

189........ Cancellation of registration by Registrar......................................... 149

Part 17A--Protected international trade marks under the Madrid Protocol       150

189A..... Regulations implementing the Madrid Protocol.............................. 150

Part 18--Jurisdiction and powers of courts                                                      152

190........ Prescribed courts............................................................................. 152

191........ Jurisdiction of the Federal Court..................................................... 152

191A..... Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court......................................... 152

192........ Jurisdiction of other prescribed courts............................................ 153

193........ Exercise of jurisdiction.................................................................... 153

194........ Transfer of proceedings.................................................................. 154

195........ Appeals........................................................................................... 154

196........ Registrar may appear in appeals...................................................... 155

197........ Powers of Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court on hearing an appeal                155

198........ Practice and procedure of prescribed courts.................................... 155

Part 19--Administration                                                                                               157

199........ Trade Marks Office and sub-offices............................................... 157

200........ Seal of Trade Marks Office............................................................. 157

201........ Registrar of Trade Marks................................................................ 157

202........ Registrar's powers.......................................................................... 157

203........ Exercise of power by Registrar....................................................... 158

204........ Registrar to act as soon as practicable............................................. 158

205........ Deputy Registrar of Trade Marks................................................... 158

206........ Delegation of Registrar's powers and functions............................. 159

Part 20--The Register and official documents                                                160

207........ The Register.................................................................................... 160

208........ Register may be kept on computer.................................................. 160

209........ Inspection of Register..................................................................... 161

210........ Evidence--the Register................................................................... 161

211........ Evidence--certified copies of documents........................................ 162

Part 21--Miscellaneous                                                                                                  163

Division 1--Applications and other documents                                          163

212........ Making and signing applications etc............................................... 163

213........ Filing of documents........................................................................ 163

214........ Withdrawal of application etc.......................................................... 163

215........ Address for service......................................................................... 164

216........ Change of name.............................................................................. 166

217........ Death of applicant etc...................................................................... 166

217A..... Prescribed documents relating to trade marks to be made available for public inspection         167

Division 2--Proceedings before the Registrar or a court                    168

218........ Description of registered trade mark............................................... 168

219........ Evidence of trade usage................................................................... 168

220........ Death of party to proceeding before Registrar................................. 168

221........ Costs awarded by Registrar............................................................ 168

222........ Security for costs............................................................................ 169

Division 3--General                                                                                                  170

223........ Fees................................................................................................. 170

223A..... Doing act when Trade Marks Office reopens after end of period otherwise provided for doing act        170

224........ Extension of time............................................................................ 171

225........ Convention countries...................................................................... 173

226........ Publication of Official Journal etc................................................... 174

226A..... Requirements for confidential treatment of information held in the Trade Marks Office          174

226B..... Certain proceedings do not lie......................................................... 175

227........ Notice regarding review of decision by Administrative Appeals Tribunal               175

228........ Use of trade mark for export trade.................................................. 175

228A..... Registration of trade marks attorneys.............................................. 176

228B..... Deregistration of trade marks attorneys........................................... 178

229........ Privileges of trade marks attorney and patent attorney.................... 178

229A..... Designated Manager may disclose information to ASIC................ 179

230........ Passing off actions.......................................................................... 179

231........ Regulations..................................................................................... 180

231A..... Regulations may make provision in relation to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011           182

Part 22--Repeal and transitional                                                                             184

Division 1--Repeal                                                                                                     184

232........ Repeal............................................................................................. 184

Division 2--Marks registered under the repealed Act                           185

233........ Automatic registration under this Act.............................................. 185

234........ Registration conclusive after 7 years............................................... 185

235........ Term of registration......................................................................... 186

236........ Renewal.......................................................................................... 186

237........ Restoration of particulars to Register and renewal of registration where registration expired within 12 months before 1 January 1996................................................................................ 187

238........ Disclaimers..................................................................................... 187

239........ Rules governing the use of certification trade marks registered in Part C of the old register    188

239A..... Linked trade marks.......................................................................... 188

Division 3--Matters pending immediately before repeal of repealed Act            190

240........ Applications, notices etc.--general................................................. 190

241........ Application for registration of trade mark....................................... 190

242........ Divisional application in relation to pending application................. 192

243........ More than one application lodged on same day for registration of same trade mark 193

244........ Application for registration of trade mark whose registration has been sought in Convention country    194

245........ Application for registration of a mark in Part C of the old register.. 195

246........ Application for registration of a mark in Part D of the old register. 196

247........ Amendment of application--specification of goods or services...... 196

248........ Revival of application for registration of trade mark that had lapsed before 1 January 1996    197

249........ Application for registration of assignment etc................................. 198

250........ Rectification of Register.................................................................. 198

251........ Action for removal of trade mark from Register for non-use.......... 198

252........ Action for infringement of trade mark etc....................................... 199

253........ Action under this Act for infringement of trade mark under repealed Act                199

254........ Acts not constituting infringement of existing registered mark....... 199

254A..... Acts not constituting infringement of trade mark--pending application under the repealed Act               200

254B..... Part B defence--infringement of existing registered mark.............. 200

254C..... Part B defence--infringement of trade mark (pending application under the repealed Act)      201

255........ Application of this Act--general..................................................... 202

256........ Fees................................................................................................. 202

Division 4--General                                                                                                  203

257........ The Registrar and Deputy Registrar................................................ 203

258........ Confidential information received by Registrar under section 74 of the repealed Act               203

259........ Documents kept under repealed Act................................................ 203

260........ Address for service......................................................................... 203

Endnotes                                                                                                                                  205

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                          205

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                              207

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                           208

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                         213

Endnote 5--Editorial changes                                                                             223

 


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

predecessor in title

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


  

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 the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in 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)

--

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

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)

--

 

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

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

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 35......................................

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

s46.......................................

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

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

ad No 35, 2012

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

am No 35, 2012

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

ad No 35, 2012

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

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

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

ad No 114, 2006

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

am No 114, 2006; No 35, 2012

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

ad No 114, 2006

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

Part 7

 

Division 1

 

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

am No 99, 2001; No 35, 2012

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 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-80E...........................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80B...................................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80C...................................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80D...................................

ad No 99, 2001

s 80E...................................

ad No 99, 2001

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

ad No 99, 2001

 

am No 114, 2006

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

ad No 99, 2001

 

aM No 114, 2006

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

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

ad No 98, 2010

 

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

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

ad No 106, 2006

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

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 41, 2015

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

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

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

rs No 35, 2012

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

ad No 99, 2001

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

am No 35, 2012

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

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 126....................................

am No 35, 2012

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

am No 99, 2001

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

am No 99, 2001; No 114, 2006

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

am No 100, 1998

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

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

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

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

am No 140, 2001

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

ad No 35, 2012

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

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

am No 106, 2006

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

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

ad No 35, 2012

 

am No 13, 2013

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

am No 35, 2012

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

am No 35, 2012; No 13, 2013

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

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

Part 19

 

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

am No 35, 2012

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

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

Division 3

 

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

am No 91, 1997; No 106, 2006

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

ad No 106, 2006

 

am No 35, 2012

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

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

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

am No 35, 2012

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

am No 114, 2006

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 229A.................................

ad No 35, 2012

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

am No 100, 1998; No 149, 2011; No 35, 2012; No 8, 2015

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

ad No 149, 2011

Part 22

 

Division 2

 

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

ad No 114, 2006

Division 3

 

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

Endnote 5--Editorial changes

In preparing this compilation for registration, the following kinds of editorial change(s) were made under the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Paragraph 147B(3)(a)

 

Kind of editorial change

 

Correct a typographical error

 

Details of editorial change

 

Paragraph 147B(3)(a) reads "(a) the possesses or disposes of:".

 

This compilation was editorially changed to insert "person" after "the" to correct the typographical error.

 


 



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