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Introduction to the Trade Marks Act 2002

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Introduction to the Trade Marks Act 2002
Introductory comments on 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.

Examination of trade mark applications

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Examination of trade mark applications
This document provides guidelines on the examination of a trade mark application under 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.

Overcoming section 18

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Overcoming section 18
Guidance on methods of overcoming a citation including methods under section 18(2) 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.

Names and Representations of Persons

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Names and Representations of Persons
Guidelines on section 23 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.

Flags, armorial bearings, state emblems etc

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Flags, armorial bearings, state emblems etc
Guidelines on whether relative grounds exist for refusing registration of a trade mark. In particular, this document concerns the relative grounds for refusal stipulated in sections 27-30 of the Trade Marks Act 2002. These Guidelines do not constrain the judgment and discretion of the Commissioner of Trade Marks, and each application will be considered on its own merits.

Merger

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Merger
Guidelines on the process of the merger of trade mark applications and trade mark registrations as set out in 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.

Changes to assignment of designs

About IP Designs Practice guidelines Changes to assignment of designs
From 13 February 2012 there will be a change in practice relating to the assignment of designs: the filing of a request to record an assignment of a design will only be possible after the design has been registered. Any request to...

Rectification of registered trade marks

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Rectification of registered trade marks
Guidelines on section 76 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.

Transitional provisions

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Transitional provisions
Guidelines on the transitional provisions in the Trade Marks Act 2002. These guidelines do not constrain the judgment and discretion of the Commissioner of Trade Marks, and each application will be considered on its own merits.

Practice notices

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List of practice notices published by IPONZ under the Patents Act 2013.

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