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2.16 Petty Patents

Date Published

The Patents Act 1990 ceased to allow the filing of applications for petty patents on 24 May 2001. From that date the Patents Amendment (Innovation Patents) Act 2000 came into force allowing for the filing of applications for innovation patents. See 2.31 Innovation Patents for information on the practices and procedures pertaining to innovation patents.

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