134B Authority to act as enforcement officer

(1)

The chief executive must issue a warrant of appointment to every person appointed as an enforcement officer.

(2)

A warrant of appointment must—

(a)

be in the prescribed form; and

(b)

bear the photograph and signature of the holder; and

(c)

contain a statement of the power conferred by section 134D; and

(d)

contain any other prescribed particulars.

(3)

A warrant of appointment is, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, sufficient proof that the holder of the warrant may exercise the powers conferred on an enforcement officer.

(4)

A person who ceases to be an enforcement officer must return the person’s warrant of appointment.

(5)

A person who fails to comply with subsection (4) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Section 134B: inserted, on 7 October 2011, by section 18 of the Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 71).

Section 134B(5): amended, on 4 October 2013, by regulation 3(1) of the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/409).