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The proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill is an omnibus bill intended to make ‘technical” amendments to the Patents Act 2013, the Trade Marks Act 2002, the Designs Act 1953 (the IP Laws), and the associated regulations.
We have released a discussion document on possible options to introduce a disclosure of origin requirement in the patents regime, along with a number of design features that need to be considered if such a requirement is implemented.
During September-December 2018 we consulted on an Issues Paper as part of our review of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987
The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). IPONZ’s trade mark, patent and design services are fully cost-recovered. This means that IPONZ charges fees to recover the cost of its services from those who directly benefit from holding IP rights.
The government has prepared a draft bill to amend the Copyright Act 1994 and the Copyright (General Matters) Regulations 1995 to allow New Zealand to accede to the Marrakesh Treaty. This Bill is the Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty implementation) Amendment Bill.