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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is proposing changes to New Zealand’s law relating to the misuse of market power (section 36 of the Commerce Act), along with other minor changes, and is seeking your feedback.
We are consulting with government agencies, suppliers and interested public to get their feedback before we present suggested amendments to Government. This will be the 4th edition of the Rules, since their inception in 2013.
During October-November 2018 we consulted on a draft Code of Conduct for Financial Advice. Consultation closed on 9 November 2018.
We are seeking your comment on the proposal in introduce a Product Safety Policy Statement for foam-filled furniture to help reduce the potential harm caused by domestic fires.
We are seeking your views on what requirements there should be on New Zealand companies and limited partnerships to hold and disclose information about their beneficial owners.
We are seeking your views on whether the residential addresses of New Zealand company directors should continue to be published on the companies register if a director identification number is introduced.
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.