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Practice guidelines

Detailed information about our practices and procedures relating to aspects of the filing, examination, and registration of trade marks.

Current practice guidelines

Trade Mark Act 2002 Practice Guidelines

Technical focus group

The purpose of the Trade Marks Technical Focus Group (TFG) is to provide a forum for communication between IP specialists, frequent filers, and client representatives and IPONZ in relation to the provision of intellectual property services in New Zealand.

The Group meet to:

- discuss proposed practices and upcoming publications,

- supplement the communication that IPONZ has with other parties interested in IP, such as policy consultation, client surveys, and one-on-one contact with users of IP services.

Read the following notes from the meetings.

Historical practice guidelines

This section contains guidelines from 3 May 2013 that have been superseded.