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Filing a complete specification

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Filing a complete specification
Applications with complete specifications A complete specification should describe the invention and the best known method of carrying it out, and ends with one or more "claims" which define the scope of the invention. The front page of any complete specification (or as subsequently amended)…

Availability and supply of plant material for PVR purposes

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Availability and supply of plant material for PVR purposes
Availability for Plant Variety Rights purposes An application for Plant Variety Rights can be made before plant material of the variety is present in New Zealand, except for arable, vegetable, grass and pasture species where supply of seed is required at application under Section…

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 endophyte. The presence of…

IPONZ website redevelopment

News and updates IPONZ website redevelopment
A new IPONZ website is set to go live on Thursday 16 June 2016. www.iponz.govt.nz is the leading source of information on Intellectual Property (IP) in New Zealand, and the key channel for distributing information to help individuals and business understand and manage IP rights.…

Section 43: Deposit requirements for micro-organisms

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 43: Deposit requirements for micro-organisms
(1) The deposit requirements are satisfied in relation to a micro-organism to which a specification relates if, and only if,— (a) the micro-organism was, on or before the filing date of the specification, deposited with a prescribed depositary institution in accordance with the rules relating…

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 the New Zealand national phase. …

Changes of ownership and financial interest

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Changes of ownership and financial interest
Changes of ownership Where a Patent or the rights to an Invention change hands the change in ownership must be recorded on the register services at the earliest possible opportunity. Requests to change the ownership of a Patent or Patent application can be done via our…

Classification and reclassification for designs

About IP Designs Practice guidelines Classification and reclassification for designs
New Zealand Registered Designs and design applications are presently classified in accordance with the article or articles to which the design is applied using version 9 of the International Locarno Design Classification System, augmented by some subdivisions of some subclasses, designated alphabetically A, B etc. …

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 antedating of an application…

IPONZ to implement WIPO Digital Access Service

News and updates IPONZ to implement WIPO Digital Access Service
Starting 30 May 2016, IPONZ users will be able to deposit and retrieve priority documents relating to patent applications via WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS). The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) is an electronic system allowing priority documents and similar documents to be…

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