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Sep 10, 2020 (Newsletter Issue 14/20)
Australia
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Exposure Drafts for Designs Act 2003 Released


IP Australia released an exposure drafts of the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020 and Regulations 2020 for public consultation.

The amendments proposed include the following changes:
- Introduction of a twelve-month grace period for design registration;
- Amending the existing prior use defence for third parties using a disclosed but unregistered design;
- Simplifying the design registration process via amalgamating the registration and publication processes, including a new publication delay option;
- Expansion of the exclusive licensee’s right to bring infringement proceedings; and
- Reduction of red-tape requirements in the design registration process.

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Source: www.kwm.com