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Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011

20 September 2011


The Trade Marks Amendment Bill received its royal assent on 15 September 2011 and will be known as the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011.

On assent the following notable provisions enter into force:

  • The removal of licensees from the Trade Mark Register
  • The ability to amend and remove memorandums
  • Allowing New Zealand to use the latest edition of the Nice Classification for goods and services

Any provisions that require updates to the IPONZ system, practice guidelines and website will be made accordingly.

A consultation timetable for regulations will be announced in due course.

  • For detailed information on the clauses which come into force on assent, see clause 2(1) of the Bill.
  • Visit the WIPO website for information about the Nice Classification for goods and services