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Translations of Foreign documents 12 1148 71 Jan 75 Translation of documents    
Patents Forms Nos. 2 and 6: Basic applicants and inventors - USA 12 1148 71 Jan 75 Proprietor details    
Staples in documents 13 1148 71 Jan 75 Filings    
Extensions of time 15 1157 816 Oct 75 Extensions of time    
British public limited companies (Plc) 20 Circular   08-Feb-82 Proprietor details    
Proceedings in the Maori language   1377 152 Feb-94 Maori Language, Filing, Translation of documents   Updated in IFC 21
Correct description of Australian companies   1379 391 Apr-94 Proprietor details    
Patents Amendment Act 1994 and Trade Marks Amendment Act 1994   1388 1833 Jan-95 Act    
Introduction of the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement for the Patent Attorney   1428 1134 May-98 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement    

 

 

 

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Applications under international convention arrangements 1 1140 402 May-74 Convention claim, advertisement s 73 No longer current practice
The word "Tele" as part of a trade mark 1 1140 402 May-74 Eligibility s 14, s 15 Superceded by IFC 1
Trade Mark BIRPI International Classification of Goods and Services 2 1141 468 Jun-74 Classification s 7  
Public Disclosure of Trade Mark Documents 5 1142 534 Jul-74 Confidential information   Superceded by Official Information Act 1982, set out in IFC 13
Printing of Patent Office Journal - TM Devices/Representations 7 1145 799 Oct-74 Images   No longer relevant
Trade Mark Being Acceptance "On Notice" 14 1149 144 Feb-75 Notice   Updated in IFC 2
Trade Marks: Classification 18 Circular   19-Jul-79 Classification s 7  
Requirements for Trade Mark Representations 19 Circular   17-Sep-80 Representations   No longer relevant
Trade Marks with Surname Significance   1297 1699 May-87 Eligibility s 14, s 15 Superceded by IFC 13
Citations of Copending Applications Where Coexistence on the Register is Considered Unlikely by the Office   1320 537 May-89 Citation s 17 Superceded by IFC 13
Amendment to Presentation of Journal   1330 290 Mar-90 Advertisement   No longer relevant
Citations of Copending Applications Where Coexistence on the Register is Considered Unlikely by the Office   1384 1288 Sep-94 Citation s 17 Superceded by IFC 13
Patents Amendment Act 1994 and Trade Marks Amendment Act 1994   1388 1833 Jan-95 ACT    
Assignments Without Goodwill   1399 1953 Dec-95 Assignment s 31(7)  
Citations of Copending Applications and Related Issues   1399 1954 Dec-95 Citation s 17 Superceded by IFC 13
Extensions of Time for Prosecuting Trade Mark Applications   1404 657 May-96 Extensions of time r 93  
Extensions of Time for Prosecuting Trade Mark Applications   1405 932 Jun-96 Extensions of time r 93 Reminder of practice note in journal 1404, May 96
Time Limits for Prosecution of Trade Mark Applications 1997/7 1414 313 Mar-97 Extensions of time r 93 Update of practice note in Journal 1404, May 96
Classification of Goods and Services 9 1419 2195 Aug-97 Classification s 7 Updates 6th edition of the Nice Classification

 

 

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Opposition proceedings s 21; Revocation proceedings s 42  1 1140  402 May-74  Opposition, revocation  s 21, s 42   
Hand amendments of specifications  1 1140  402 May-74  Amendment  r 10(b)   
Extensions of time  1 1140  402 May-74  Extension of time  s 19, s 93(1)   
Convention applications based on post-dated overseas applications  2 1141  468 Jun-74  Convention date  s 7(2)   
Restoration of lapsed patents - s 35  2 1141  468 Jun-74 Restoration s 35   
Patents filed on A4 sized paper  4 1142   534  Jul-74  Filing, Documents     
Applications for restoration  6 1145   799 Oct-74 Restoration   s 35. s 36, s 37  
Paper sizes of documents  8 1146   883 Nov-74 Filing, documents     
Handwritten amendments  8 1146   883 Nov-74  Amendment     
Divisional applications and specifications  8 1146   883 Nov-74  Priority, divisional application   s 9(2), s 12(5), r 23  
English language  8 1146   883 Nov-74  Filing, documents   r 10  
Time for putting application in order  9 1146  883 Nov-74  Extension of time   s 93  
s 14 objections  9 1146   883 Nov-74  Extension of time   r 40 (3)  
Post -dating of patent applications s 12(3)  10 1147   964 Dec-74  Post-dating   s 12)3)  
Patents Amendment Act 1972  10 1147   964 Dec-74  Extension of time   s 93A  
Requests for information  11 1147   964 Dec-74  Acces to information   s 90, Reg 139  
Opposition proceedings (s 21); Revocation proceedings (s 42)  11 1147   964 Dec-74  Opposition, revocation   s 21, s 42  
Paper quality  12 1148   71 Jan-75 Form   r 10(a)  
Translations of foreign documents  12 1148   71 Jan-75 Translations   r 25(2), r 53(2)  
Patents forms nos. 2 and 6: Basic applicants and inventors  12 1148   71 Jan-75  Proprietor details     
Amendment after acceptance: Applications under s 38  13 1148   71 Jan-75  Amendment   s 38  
Amendment of Specification - sealing delayed  13 1148   71 Jan-75  Amendment     
Patents having term extended  13 1148   71 Jan-75  Extensions of term    Repealed by Patents Amendment Act 1994
Abandoned patent applications  16 1153   469 Oct-75  Abandonment, withdrawal of application     
Standards for preparations of patent specifications  17 Circular    22-May-79  Form, specification     
First foreign application   1285   608-610 Jun-86  Convention application   s 7(2), s 7(4), s 8(3)  
Patent Oppositions, s 21: Applications for revocation (Belated oppositions), s 42   1287   714 Jul-86  Opposition, revocation   s 21, s 42  
The Wellcome case   1288   824-825 Aug-86  Methods of treatment     
The communicatee as applicant   1289   934 Sep-86  Applicant details, assignment   s 7(1), s 7(2)  
Joint opponents: Patent oppositions s 21, Applications for revocation, s 42, Prolongation   1290   1036 Oct-86  Opposition, revocation   s 21, s 42, s 31  
Information requests   1290   1036 Oct-86 Access to information   r 139  
Statutory declarations and affidavits   1292   1234-1238 Dec-86  Form, filing     
Priority dates s 11   1293   1326-1327 Jan-87  Priority   s 11  
Sworn translations on microfiche   1339   1740 Dec-90  Translations     
First foreign filing   1361   1473 Oct-92  Convention date, priority   s 7(2)(a)  
Patent oppositions: s 21; Applications for revocation (belated oppositions) s 42   1367   492 Apr-93  Opposition, revocation   s 21, s 42  
Extensions of time set under s 37(5)(A)   1369   806 Jun-93  Extension of time   s 37(5)(a)  
Amendment under s 38   1375   1692 Dec-93  Amendment   s 38  
Applications under the Patent cooperation treaty - Requests for certificates of Commissioner Where the applicants' names differ   1382   945 Jul-94  PCT- Priority document     
Patents Amendment Act 1994 and Trade Marks Amendment Act 1994   1388   1833 Jan-95  ACT     
Applicants claiming priority from patent cooperation treaty and European patent   1391   327 Apr-95  Convention date, priority     
Patent cooperation treaty and changes of name   1395   1099 Aug-95  PCT - Applicant name     
Methods of treatment of humans   1402   249 Mar-93  Method of treatment     
Size of documents   1408   1748 Oct-96  Filing, documents   r 10(a) Clarification of practice note 12 journal 1148 
Filing amended pages for patent specifications   1408   1748 Oct-96  Filing, documents    
Drawings   1408   1748 Oct-96  Filing, documents   r 30(1), r33(1)  
Naming of inventors, basic applicants and applicants   1408   1748 Oct-96  Filing, documents, proprietor details     
Amendment of an applications for a patent   1408   1748 Oct-96  Amendment, evidence     
Examiners reports   1408   1748 Oct-96  Examination report     
Deferred examination provision   1409   1942 Oct-96  Filing, examination report     
Swiss type patent claims   1412   2942 Jan-97  Method of treatment, Swiss type claims, form    
Swiss type patent claims   1413   2 Jan-97  Method of treatment, Swiss type claims, form    
Patent cooperation treaty - Requests for entry into National phase  1997/2 1413   2 Feb-97  PCT- late entry  s 93A, s 7(2), s 9(2)  
Examination of patent applications under s 10: description of the invention, parity of the claims and unity of the invention  1997/3 1414   310 Mar-97  Clarity, unity  s 10(4)  
Deferment of examination and postponement of acceptance  1997/4 1414   310 Mar-97  Filing, examination report   Update/review of practice note 49, journal 1409
Postponement of acceptance under s 20  1997/4 1414   311 Mar-97  Acceptance  s 20  
Delay in issuing the acceptance notice  1997/4 1414   311 Mar-97 Acceptance  s 20  
Processing divisional applicants in order for acceptance  1997/4 1414   311 Mar-97  Acceptance  s 20  
Formalities requirements for patent applications - PO boxes in addresses  1997/5 1414   311 Mar-97  Applicant details, assignment    
Authorisation of agent  1997/5 1414   312 Mar-97  Authorisation of agent    
Applications to amend unaccepted specifications under regulation 101: Patents form 43  1997/6 1414   312 Mar-97 Amendment    
Swiss type patent claims and claims to medical treatment  8 1418   1816 Jul-97   Swiss type claims    

 

 

 

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Translations of foreign documents 12 1148 71 Jan-75 Translation of documents    
Sub-division of class 21.01   1371 1056 Aug-93 Classification    

 

 

 

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Act Act Abandonment Classification
Extension of time Advertisement Acceptance Translation of documents
Filing Citation Access to information  
Maori language Classification ACT  
Proprietor details Confidential information Amendment  
Translation of documents Convention claim Applicant details  
Agreement Documentation Assignment  
  Eligibility Authorisation of Agent  
  Extensions of time Clarity  
  Filing Classification  
  Images Convention application  
  Notice Convention date  
  Representations Divisional application  
  Assignment Documents  
    Evidence  
    Examination report  
    Extension of time  
    Extensions of term  
    Filing  
    Form  
    Method of treatment  
    Opposition  
    PCT- Applicant name  
    PCT - Late entry  
    PCT - Priority document  
    Post-dating  
    Priority  
    Proprietor details  
    Restoration  
    Revocation  
    Specification  
    Swiss type claims  
    Translations  
    Unity  
    Withdrawal of application  

 

Last updated 3 September 2014