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Filing a provisional specification

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Filing a provisional specification

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About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Current

Varieties of common knowledge: Identification and usage

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Varieties of common knowledge: Identification and usage
The Plant Variety Rights Act requires that for a grant of Rights, a variety must be determined sufficiently distinct from all other varieties whose existence was a matter of common knowledge at the time the application was made.Varieties of common...

Seed requirement for grass varieties

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Seed requirement for grass varieties
The seed sample submitted at the time of application for plant variety rights will be used for the determination of distinctness, uniformity, and stability (DUS) in growing trials.It is common industry practice to inoculate grass varieties with varieties of fungal...

Section 71: Time for putting application in order for acceptance

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 71: Time for putting application in order for acceptance
(1) A patent application is void unless, within the prescribed period, the applicant ensures that—(a) the application and the complete specification comply with the requirements of this Act and of the regulations; and(b) the applicant has complied with all requirements...

Request for postponement of acceptance

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Request for postponement of acceptance
Prior to acceptance applicants may request that a patent application not be accepted for a period of up to 18 months from the date of filing of the complete specification, or from the 31 month examinable date for applications entering...

Renewals

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Renewals
Renewing a patent Patents are granted for a maximum period of twenty years measured from the date of filing of the complete specification. Renewal fees are due at the end of the 4th, 7th, 10th and 13th years of a patent....

Filing design convention documents

About IP Designs Practice guidelines Filing design convention documents
The Design Regulations 34(2) and 34(3) require an applicant to lodge certified convention documents and verified translations of the foreign language parts of convention documents at IPONZ at the time an application is made or within three months of the...

Online filing facility for design applications

About IP Designs Practice guidelines Online filing facility for design applications
A facility for filing design applications online is now available. The online facility has a number of differences from the traditional paper filing method.Online filing permits filing of applications accompanied by representations of the design. Applicants are able to request...