Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

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Hon Paul Goldsmith

Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Government Bill

83—1

Contents

Explanatory note
1Title
2Commencement
3Principal Act
4Section 92 amended (Opposition to grant of patent)
5New section 220A inserted (Single patent application process and single patent examination process with Australia)
220ASingle patent application process and single patent examination process with Australia
6New Part 6 inserted
268Purpose of this Part
269Interpretation of this Part
270Meaning of ordinarily resident in New Zealand
271Patent attorneys must comply with joint registration regime
272Commissioner must provide information about joint registration regime
273Interface with Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006
274Offences: unregistered persons practising, etc, as patent attorneys
275Exceptions for legal representatives and employees
276Incorporated patent attorney must have patent attorney director
277Documents prepared by lawyers
278Documents prepared by member of partnership
279Documents prepared by incorporated patent attorneys and incorporated law firms
280Attendance at patent attorney’s office
281Time limit for filing charging documents for offences
282Provisions that apply if Tribunals sit in Australia
283Provisions that apply if Disciplinary Tribunal sits in New Zealand
284Issue of summons by Disciplinary Tribunal
285Failure of witness to comply with summons
286Other provisions about proceedings
287Territorial scope and jurisdiction
288Rights of patent attorney over documents and client property
289Investigations under Australian Acts
290Regulations under this Part
7New Schedule 1 inserted
8Repeal of Patents Act 1953
9Consequential amendments

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: