Patents Amendment Regulations 1999

1999/154

Patents Amendment Regulations 1999


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Commerce.


PURSUANT to sections 114 and 115 of the Patents Act 1953, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Patents Amendment Regulations 1999, and are part of the Patents Regulations 19541 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on 1 July 1999.

2 Fees
  • Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by adding the following subclause:

    • (2) The fees prescribed by these regulations are exclusive of goods and services tax.

3 New scale of fees substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 1, and substituting the First Schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.

4 Revocations
  • The following regulations are revoked:

    • (a) The Patents Regulations 1954, Amendment No 13:

    • (b) The Patents Regulations 1954, Amendment No 14.


Schedule
New Schedule 1 of principal regulations

Reg 3

First Schedule

Reg 3

  Fee
ItemMatter$
1On filing provisional specification...................................................................
50.00
2On filing complete specification...................................................................
250.00
3Application to amend complete specification (whether before or after acceptance)...................................................................
60.00
4Amendment of patent under section 28 of Act...................................................................
60.00
5Application to renew patent: fourth year...................................................................
170.00
6Application to renew patent: seventh year...................................................................
340.00
7Application to renew patent: tenth year...................................................................
540.00
8Application to renew patent: thirteenth year...................................................................
1,000.00
9Sealing of further patent under section 92 of Act...................................................................
30.00
10Registration as patent attorney...................................................................
65.00
11Annual renewal of registration as patent attorney...................................................................
65.00
12Restoration of registration as patent attorney...................................................................
65.00
13Examination for registration as patent attorney—per paper...................................................................
25.00
14On all notices of opposition, by opponent...................................................................
300.00
15On hearing by Commissioner, for each party...................................................................
750.00
16For all certificates, certified copies or extracts from the register...................................................................
30.00
17Photocopying—per page (copy by office)...................................................................
0.89
  per page (self-service)...................................................................
0.18

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 1999, prescribe a new scale of fees in respect of various matters under the Patents Regulations 1954.

The new fee scale is considerably simplified, containing only 17 separate items as opposed to the previous 58 items for which fees were payable. As with the previous scale, the fees are GST exclusive.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 8 June 1999.


  • 1 SR 1954/211