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  • repealed
  • Patents Act 1953: repealed, on 24 February 2017, by section 7(1) of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 89).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

(1)

The court, on application made by the Commissioner or by the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys Incorporated with the leave in writing of the Attorney-General, may order the removal from the register of patent attorneys of the name of any patent attorney or the suspension from practice before IPONZ of any patent attorney who—

(a)

is convicted of a crime involving dishonesty within the meaning of section 2 of the Crimes Act 1961; or

(b)

has been guilty of misconduct in his professional capacity and by reason thereof is not a fit and proper person to practise as a patent attorney; or

(c)

has otherwise been guilty of grave impropriety or infamous conduct and by reason thereof is not a fit and proper person to practise as a patent attorney.

(2)

The Commissioner and the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys Incorporated shall be entitled to appear and be heard on any such application.

(3)

No person whose name has been removed from the register of patent attorneys under this section shall be again entered thereon except by direction of the court.

Section 102(1): amended, on 13 September 2014, by section 249 of the Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68).

Section 102(1)(a): amended, on 1 January 1962, by section 411(1) of the Crimes Act 1961 (1961 No 43).