Patents Act 1953

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  • This version was replaced on 12 January 2017 to make corrections to Rules 68.2 and 93.4 in Schedule 2 of the Patents Amendment Act 1992 under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
1 Short Title and commencement


This Act may be cited as the Patents Act 1953.


This Act shall come into force on a day to be appointed for the commencement thereof by the Governor-General by Proclamation.

Section 1(2): this Act brought into force, on 1 January 1955, by the Patents Act Commencement Order 1954 (SR 1954/220).