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TRADE MARKS ACT 1995

Table of Provisions

PART 1--PRELIMINARY

  • 1 Short title  
  • 2 Commencement  
  • 3 Act binds the Crown  
  • 4 Application of Act  
  • 4A Application of the Criminal Code  
  • 5 Repeal of Trade Marks Act 1994  

PART 2--INTERPRETATION

PART 3--TRADE MARKS AND TRADE MARK RIGHTS

PART 4--APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION

Division 1--General

  • 27 Application--how made  
  • 28 Application by joint owners  
  • 29 Application for registration of trade mark whose registration has been sought in a Convention country--claim for priority  
  • 30 Particulars of application to be published  
  • 31 Registrar to examine, and report on, application  
  • 32 Registrar to decide on disputed classification of goods etc.  
  • 33 Application accepted or rejected  
  • 34 Notification of decision  
  • 35 Appeal  
  • 36 Deferment of acceptance  
  • 37 Lapsing of application if not accepted in time  
  • 38 Revocation of acceptance  

Division 2--Grounds for rejecting an application

Division 3--Divisional applications

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

PART 5--OPPOSITION TO REGISTRATION

Division 1--General

  • 52 Opposition  
  • 52A Notice of intention to defend opposition to registration  
  • 53 Circumstances in which opposition may proceed in name of a person other than the person who filed the notice  
  • 54 Opposition proceedings  
  • 54A Lapsing of opposed application if no notice to defend the application filed  
  • 55 Decision  
  • 56 Appeal  

Division 2--Grounds for opposing registration

PART 6--AMENDMENT OF APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF A TRADE MARK AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

  • 63 Amendment of application for registration of trade mark  
  • 64 Amendment before particulars of application are published  
  • 65 Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment not advertised  
  • 65A Amendment after particulars of application have been published--request for amendment advertised  
  • 66 Amendment of other documents  
  • 66A Registrar may require certain requests to be in writing  
  • 67 Appeal  

PART 7--REGISTRATION OF TRADE MARKS

Division 1--Initial registration

  • 68 Obligation to register  
  • 69 Registration--how effected  
  • 70 Colours in registered trade marks  
  • 71 Notification of registration  
  • 72 Date and term of registration  
  • 73 Ceasing of registration  
  • 74 Disclaimers  

Division 2--Renewal of registration (general)

  • 74A Application of this Division  
  • 75 Request for renewal  
  • 76 Notice of renewal due  
  • 77 Renewal before registration expires  
  • 78 Failure to renew  
  • 79 Renewal within 6 months after registration expires  
  • 80 Status of unrenewed trade mark  

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

  • 80A Application of this Division  
  • 80B Expiry of registration  
  • 80C Notification about renewal  
  • 80D Request for renewal  
  • 80E Renewal within prescribed period  
  • 80F Failure to renew  
  • 80G Renewal within 10 months after end of prescribed period  
  • 80H Status of unrenewed trade mark  

PART 8--AMENDMENT, CANCELLATION AND REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION

Division 1--Action by Registrar

Subdivision A--Amending Register
  • 81 Correction of Register  
  • 82 Adaptation of classification  
  • 82A Linking series registrations  
  • 83 Amendment of particulars of trade mark entered in Register  
  • 83A Amendment of registered trade mark--inconsistency with international agreements  
  • Subdivision B--Cancelling registration
  • 84 Cancellation of registration  
  • Subdivision C--Revoking registration
  • 84A Registration may be revoked  
  • 84B Registration must be revoked if opposition was ignored in registration process  
  • 84C Effect of revocation of registration  
  • 84D Appeal from revocation of registration  

Division 2--Action by court

  • 85 Amendment to correct error or omission  
  • 86 Amendment or cancellation on ground of contravention of condition etc.  
  • 87 Amendment or cancellation--loss of exclusive rights to use trade mark  
  • 88 Amendment or cancellation--other specified grounds  
  • 88A Applications by Registrar  
  • 89 Rectification may not be granted in certain cases if registered owner not at fault etc.  
  • 90 Duties and powers of Registrar  

Division 3--Amendment of certificate of registration

  • 91 Amendment of certificate of registration  

PART 9--REMOVAL OF TRADE MARK FROM REGISTER FOR NON-USE

PART 10--ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSMISSION OF TRADE MARKS

PART 11--VOLUNTARY RECORDING OF CLAIMS TO INTERESTS IN AND RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF TRADE MARKS

Division 1--Preliminary

  • 112 Object of Part  

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

  • 113 Application for registration of interest or right in trade mark  
  • 114 Record of claims to interest etc.  
  • 115 Amendment and cancellation  
  • 116 Record not proof etc. of existence of right etc.  

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

  • 117 Application for recording of interest or right in trade mark  
  • 118 Record of claims to interest etc.  
  • 119 Amendment and cancellation  

PART 12--INFRINGEMENT OF TRADE MARKS

PART 13--IMPORTATION OF GOODS INFRINGING AUSTRALIAN TRADE MARKS

PART 14--OFFENCES

PART 15--COLLECTIVE TRADE MARKS

PART 16--CERTIFICATION TRADE MARKS

PART 17--DEFENSIVE TRADE MARKS

PART 17A--PROTECTED INTERNATIONAL TRADE MARKS UNDER THE MADRID PROTOCOL

  • 189A Regulations implementing the Madrid Protocol  

PART 18--JURISDICTION AND POWERS OF COURTS

PART 19--ADMINISTRATION

PART 20--THE REGISTER AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

PART 21--MISCELLANEOUS

Division 1--Applications and other documents

Division 2--Proceedings before the Registrar or a court

Division 2A--Computerised decision-making

  • 222A Computerised decision-making  

Division 3--General

PART 22--REPEAL AND TRANSITIONAL

Division 1--Repeal

  • 232 Repeal  

Division 2--Marks registered under the repealed Act

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

Division 4--General

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