Trade Marks Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Simon Power

Trade Marks Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House


Bill note


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

4 Interpretation

5 Classification of trade marks

6 New section 53 substituted

7 Grounds for revoking registration of trade mark

8 Onus of proof for revocation of registration of trade mark for non-use

9 Alteration of register

10 Section 81 repealed

11 Registration of title to trade mark

12 Heading above section 83 and sections 83, 84, 86, and 87 repealed

13 No infringement for honest practices

13A No infringement for certain continuous use of unregistered trade mark

14 New section 97 substituted

15 New section 97A substituted

16 Application of Criminal Justice Act 1985

17 New subpart 2A of Part 4 inserted

Appointment and functions of enforcement officers

Enforcement officer's power of entry and examination without warrant

Entry and search under search warrant

General provisions that apply to powers of entry and search and entry and examination

Provisions relating to things seized

Other powers of enforcement officers

Powers of police


18 Interpretation

18A New section 136 substituted

19 New sections 139A to 139C inserted

20 Duration of accepted notice

21 New headings and sections 155A to 155K inserted

Enforcement powers of customs officers


22A New sections 175 to 175C

23 Contents of register

24 Regulations

25 New section 199A inserted

Consequential amendments

26 Amendments to Trade Marks Regulations 2003

27 Amendments to Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997


Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: