The submissions have been carefully considered and we are now seeking Cabinet support for our revised proposals. Pending Cabinet approval, drafting instructions will be provided to the Parliamentary Counsel Office to give effect to the proposals. The proposals will require amendments to the Trade Marks Regulations 2003, the Patents Regulations 2014 and the Patents Regulations 1954.
If the regulations are approved, they will then be gazetted – with changes taking effect 3 months following gazetting. The earliest effective date of any changes to fees will be 1 May 2019.
More information is available on the IPONZ fees review and consultation page. We will continue to update this page for clients as more precise information is available.
If you have any particular questions in relation to the changes you may email IPONZ.