Supplementary Order Paper No 118

No 118

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Regulatory Improvement Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Rodney Hide, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 13: new section 41A

Subsection (2): to omit must (line 3 on page 9) and substitute may.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends an amendment to the Designs Act 1953 in the Regulatory Improvement Bill to clarify that the Commissioner of Designs has a discretion when making an order to restore lapsed copyright in a registered design. This is consistent with similar provisions in the Patents Bill.