Weekly enhancements to IPONZ’s new case management system
23 April 2012
Enhancements to IPONZ’s case management system for designs and trade marks effective 25 April are as follows:
The renewal reminder discussions for trade marks and designs will now include the renewal due date.
So you can now quickly see the due date without needing to open the attached pdf document.
Ability to delegate cases by case contact
Administrator options have also been enhanced so that it is possible to search by case contact (external user in charge) on the delegate case contact screen.
This will make it easier for an administrator to determine which cases its users are handling and which cases are still assigned to the administrator (super user).
Note for agents: new cases taken on by your firm will always default to the administrator as the case contact therefore the administrator needs to delegate them to a member user via the delegate case contact screen.
Search for Proceedings case screen
The label ‘IP Number’ has been updated to ‘Related Trade mark or Design Case’ to make it clearer that you can search by entering a trade mark or design case number that the proceeding relates to as well as by the proceedings case number.