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Update to trade mark practice guidelines

IPONZ has updated the trade mark practice guidelines with regard to amendments to trade mark applications and authorisation of agency requirements for mergers.

The "Amendments to trade mark applications" section now clarifies the actions that must take place if you wish to request an amendment for a trade mark application on the same day the application is filed.

The "Agents" section now clarifies that an agent may only request for the merger of two or more trade mark applications if they are the agent for all of the trade marks on the merger request.

Read the updated sections of the guidelines:

View the superseded Practice guideline 12. Amendments to trade mark applications.

View the superseded Practice guideline 22. Agents.

View the superseded practice guidelines section.