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  • repealed
  • Patents Act 1953: repealed, on 24 February 2017, by section 7(1) of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 89).
2A Act preserved for patent attorney provisions


This Act continues to govern patent attorneys and their registration.


The Patents Act 2013 governs patents and patent applications (but see subpart 6 of Part 5 of that Act as to the continued application of repealed provisions of this Act for transitional purposes).


This section is intended only as a guide to the general scheme and effect of these Acts.

Section 2A: inserted, on 13 September 2014, by section 249 of the Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68).