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Register IP that has a Māori element

About IP Māori IP Register IP that has a Māori element
In the marketplace, Māori culture presents unique branding opportunities and commercial benefits.

Patent fees

About IP Patents Fees
Here you will find the current schedule of fees for patent services.

Absolute grounds - General

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Absolute grounds - General
This document provides guidelines on whether absolute grounds exist for refusing registration of a trade mark. In particular, these guidelines concern the absolute grounds for refusal stipulated in section 17 of the Trade Marks Act 2002. These Guidelines do not constrain the judgement and discretion of…

Respond to Amendment/Correction Issue

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Respond to Amendment/Correction Issue
If the Commissioner is not satisfied that a request for amendment/correction of a patent includes information or documentation sufficient to permit a decision to approve or decline the request, the issues concerning the request will be reported in a letter and a response task Respond to…

Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility

News and updates Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility
The enhancements to the IPONZ case management facility effective as of 16 June 2016 are as follows: Maintenance Due Date now searchable for Patents You are now able to search 2013 Act Patent applications by their Maintenance Due Date. New continued processing statuses…

The Journal - December 2019

News and updates The Journal - December 2019
The December edition of the Journal is now available.

Respond to compliance report

About IP Trade marks Examination process Respond to compliance report
A compliance report is a formal letter written by the trade mark examiner who has assessed your application and concludes that it doesn't comply fully with the Trade Marks Act 2002 (the Act).

Public submissions on the Geographical Indications Amendment Bill

News and updates Public submissions on the Geographical Indications Amendment Bill
The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill (“The GI Amendment Bill”), which amends the GI Act to ensure a smooth registration process, was introduced to Parliament on 3 November 2015. It was debated for the first time on 17 March 2016, and will go…

Examination of patent applications

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Examination of patent applications
Contrary to morality | Raising objections under section 17(1) The practice note of 2008 entitled Contrary to morality | Raising objections under section 17(1) has caused some confusion with respect to the nature of what would and would not be objectionable under section 17(1) of the…

Review of New Zealand’s ASEAN FTA

News and updates Review of New Zealand’s ASEAN FTA
Consultation on ASEAN Australia New Zealand Free Trade Agreement.

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