Patents Act 1953

  • repealed
  • Patents Act 1953: repealed, on 24 February 2017, by section 7(1) of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 89).

Patent attorneys

100 Registration of patent attorneys


There shall be kept at IPONZ a register of patent attorneys.


The Commissioner may register as a patent attorney any person who,—


is a British subject or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; and


is not less than 21 years of age; and


has passed in all subjects of the prescribed examination; and


if so required by regulations made under this Act, has been employed for the period specified in the regulations in the manner specified in the regulations; and


possesses such other qualifications as may be prescribed.


Regulations made under this Act may provide for the appointment of a person or persons to conduct the examinations referred to in subsection (2).


Every person who was registered as a patent agent under the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Act 1921–22 immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to be registered as a patent attorney under this Act.

Compare: 1921–22 No 18 s 135

Section 100(1): amended, on 13 September 2014, by section 249 of the Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68).