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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is asking for feedback on the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 as part of reforms needed to meet negotiated terms of our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union.
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.
IP Australia and MBIE sought feedback on the performance of the trans-Tasman patent attorney registration regime. IP Australia also sought feedback on the Australian trade marks attorney registration regime.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment sought feedback on a discussion document exploring proposed regulations to support the new PVR regime.
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.
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.
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