The Intellectual Property Point-in-Time Service has been updated to include the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Act 2020 (Cth) (Act 11 of 2020) and the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Regulations 2020 (Cth).
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Act 2020 establishes Sport Integrity Australia to prevent and address threats to sports integrity and to coordinate a national approach to matters relating to sports integrity in Australia.
In August 2017, the then Minister for Sport requested a Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements (Wood Review), as part of the Australian Government’s development of the National Sport Plan – Sport 2030. The report of the Wood Review was delivered to the Minister in March 2018 and published on 1 August 2018.
At the heart of the Wood Review is a recommendation the government establish a National Sport Integrity Commission to cohesively draw together and develop existing sports integrity capabilities, knowledge and expertise. Sport Integrity Australia will fulfil this function by nationally coordinating all elements of the sports integrity threat response including, prevention, monitoring and detection, investigation and enforcement.
Sport Integrity Australia implements Australia’s international obligations both under the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport and, once in force and binding on Australia, the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (Macolin Convention). In order to do this, Sport Integrity Australia will bring together the functions of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the sports integrity functions of Sport Australia. Once established and operating, it is anticipated Sport Integrity Australia will expand to include enhanced match-fixing detection and suspicious wagering alert capabilities, a whistle-blower scheme, and promote national collaboration on sports wagering-related integrity frameworks.
These regulations amend the Patents Regulations 1991 to implement amendments to the Patents Act 1990 (Patents Act) by the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2020. The regulations amend formality requirements for patent applications to commence the abolishing of the innovation patent system; make the regulations governing Crown use and compulsory licensing consistent with the amended provisions of the Patents Act; remove a requirement to file a certificate of verification with a translated patent document.
These amendments have been updated in the Point-in-Time Intellectual Property Service current to 23 April 2020. (NB: Subscription required).
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