161 Evidence of entries, documents, etc

(1)

A certificate signed by the Commissioner that certifies that any entry that he or she is authorised by or under this Act to make has or has not been made, or that any other thing that he or she is so authorised to do has or has not been done, is prima facie evidence of the certified matters.

(2)

A copy of, or extract from, a registered document particulars of which have been entered in any device or facility referred to in section 181(2) certified to be a true copy or extract by the Commissioner is admissible in evidence in legal proceedings to the same extent as the original document.

(3)

A person may, on payment of any fees that are prescribed, require the Commissioner to give or certify a copy of any entry in the register.

(4)

The notification in the prescribed manner of the doing, exercise, or performance of an act, power, function, or duty that the Commissioner is directed, authorised, or empowered to do under this Act or otherwise by law is prima facie evidence that it was lawfully done, exercised, or performed.

Compare: 1953 No 66 s 69

Section 161(2): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 14 of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 116).