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Date Published

Key Legislation:

Patents Act:

  • s70 Applications for extension of patent  
  • s71 Form and timing of an application  
  • s74 Acceptance or refusal of application  
  • s76 Grant of extension  

Where the requirements of sec 70 and sec 71 have been met, the Commissioner must accept an application for an extension of term (sec 74).  

Under sec 76(1), the extension of term will be granted if there is no opposition to the grant, or the opposition is unsuccessful. On granting the extension, AusPat and the Register will be updated to include the new expiry date.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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