Patents Bill

  • enacted
298A Validation of priority date for Treaty applications
  • (1) This section applies to a Treaty application made under the Patents Act 1953 that claims the priority, under Article 8 of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, of an earlier application made in New Zealand.

    (2) The claim to priority by the application is validated and must be taken to be, and always to have been, lawful to the extent that it would have been valid under the Patents Act 1953 if New Zealand had been a convention country for the purposes of that Act.