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The Journal - January 2016

News and updates The Journal - January 2016
29 January 2016 The January 2016 edition of the Journal is now available. To view the sections of the journal select the link below: Patent, Trade Mark and Design applications and registrations .

Patent attorney exams 2016 – Dates and deadlines

News and updates Patent attorney exams 2016 – Dates and deadlines
Applications to sit the patent attorney exams are due on Friday 8 April 2016. New Zealand Patent Attorney Examinations will be held between Tuesday 28 June to Thursday 30 June 2016. Read more about the exams. Read more about…

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…

Decisions of the Commissioner

News and updates Decisions of the Commissioner
Decisions of the Commissioner issued in February and March are now available online. Select the links to see the decisions. Trade marks Number Mark First Party Second Party …

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.

Priority of trade mark applications

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Priority of trade mark applications
This document provides guidelines on the priority of trade mark applications 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.

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…

Relative grounds - Prescribed words and abbreviations

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Relative grounds - Prescribed words and abbreviations
Guidelines on section 22 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.

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…

Renewal and restoration

About IP Trade marks Practice guidelines Renewal and restoration
This document provides guidelines on renewal and restoration of a trade mark registered 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.

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