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7.12.6 Divisional Applications

Date Published

The patents derived from a parent application and its divisional application are each entitled to a separate extension of term. However, it should be noted that there are time limits for filing divisional applications. Consequently, it is unlikely that a divisional application will be filed to separate out different pharmaceutical substances with different ARTG registration dates from a single patent.

Amended Reasons

Amended Reason Date Amended
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