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Apply for Plant Variety Rights

About IP Plant variety rights Apply
This page outlines how to apply for a grant of Plant Variety Rights for a new plant variety, so you can have the exclusive right to produce for sale and sell propagating material of the variety.

Syllabus

Patent attorney registration and renewal Syllabus
The New Zealand law and practice relating to patents and designs Regulation 158(1)(a) The subject requires the candidate to have a good understanding of the patent and design laws of New Zealand and the practice associated with the implementation and interpretation of the law…

Classifying your goods and/or services

About IP Trade marks Examination process Classifying
When you apply to register a trade mark you need to include a list of all goods and/or services that you want or intend to use the mark for. This is called a specification of goods or services.

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…

Absolute grounds distinctiveness

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Absolute grounds distinctiveness
Guidelines on whether absolute grounds exist for refusing registration of a trade mark. In particular, this document concerns the absolute grounds for refusal stipulated in section 18 of the Trade Marks Act 2002. These Guidelines do not constrain the judgement and discretion of the Commissioner of…

Māori advisory committee and Māori trade marks

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Māori advisory committee and Māori trade marks
This document provides guidelines on sections 177-180 of the Trade Marks Act 2002. These guidelines do not constrain the judgement and discretion of the Commissioner of Trade Marks, and each application will be considered on its own merits.

Historic

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Historic

Offers of license of right

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Offers of license of right
For Granted Patents Offers of License of Right may be made at any time via our online systems. Offers of License of Right will be published in the next journal and will be subject to a two month opposition period.

Security for costs

About IP Trade marks Trade Mark Hearings Security for costs
Section 167 A party to a trade mark proceeding who believes the other side may default on any award of costs may request that the Commissioner make an order for security for costs. Under section 167(1) of the Trade Marks 2002 the Commissioner may…

Patents Act 2013 Commencement

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Patents Act 2013 Commencement
The Patents Act 2013 commenced fully on 13 September 2014. The Patents Act 2013 and the Patents Regulations 2014 apply to: all applications with a filing date later than 12 September 2014 all patents in force after…

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See if a trade mark like yours already exists on the NZ Register.
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