(1) Fees and penalties must be paid for any matter arising under this Act if required by this Act or by the regulations.
(2) The Commissioner may (in addition to any other action permitted under this Act) decline to do any act, or to permit any act to be done, or to receive any document, for which a fee or penalty is payable until that fee or penalty is paid.
(3) Fees for international applications may, in accordance with New Zealand’s obligations under the Patent Cooperation Treaty, be collected by the Commissioner on behalf of—
(a) the International Bureau; or
(b) any international search searching authority that has been approved, for the purposes of this subsection, by the Minister as an appropriate authority on whose behalf the Commissioner may collect those fees.
Compare: 1953 No 64 s 115(1), (3)