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Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 review: consultations on exposure draft of regulations and proposed fees Closed: 20 May 2022, 5pm

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on an exposure draft of the proposed new Plant Variety Rights (PVR) regulations. The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is also seeking feedback on fees to support the new PVR regime. More information about both consultations is available on this page.

Review of the Trans-Tasman patent attorney registration regime Closed: 02 February 2022, 11:59pm

IP Australia and MBIE are seeking feedback on the performance of the Trans-Tasman patent attorney registration regime. IP Australia is also seeking feedback on the Australian trade marks attorney registration regime.

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 review: Proposed Regulations Closed: 01 September 2021, 5pm

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment sought feedback on a discussion document exploring proposed regulations to support the new PVR regime.

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 review: Outstanding policy issues Closed: 05 October 2020, 5pm

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment sought feedback on a discussion document exploring a small number of outstanding policy issues in the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 review: Options paper Closed: 09 September 2019, 5pm

From 9 July to 9 September 2019 we consulted on an Options Paper as part of our review of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987.

Proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill Closed: 02 August 2019, 5pm

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.

Review of the Copyright Act 1994: Issues Paper Closed: 05 April 2019, 5pm

Consultation on the Issues Paper 'Review of the Copyright Act 1994'.

Disclosure of Origin discussion document Closed: 21 December 2018, 5pm

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.

Plant Variety Rights Act 1987 review - Issues paper Closed: 21 December 2018, 5pm

During September-December 2018 we consulted on an Issues Paper as part of our review of the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987

Consultation on changes to fees charged by the Intellectual Property Office of NZ Closed: 30 July 2018, 5pm

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.

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