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Consultation on the review of section 36 of the Commerce Act relating to the misuse of market power, along with other minor changes began on 25 January 2019 and closed on 1 April 2019.
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.