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Terms of use

The information provided on this website is intended to be used as a general guide and does not represent legal advice. IPONZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action taken in reliance on this information or for any error, inadequacy, deficiency or flaw in or omission from the information provided. All readers who ignore this disclaimer do so at their own risk.


The information on this website is a guide and does not represent the views of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. While we endeavour to ensure that our content is accurate and relevant to as many users as possible, we recommend that you seek advice from a lawyer, registered patent attorney, or other relevant qualified individual before taking any steps in relation to your own or someone else’s intellectual property.