(New Zealand Arms) Letters patent
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
Whereas pursuant to the Patents Act 1953 an application has been made for a patent of an invention for [specify] (more particularly described in the complete specification relating to the application)
And whereas it has been requested that the patent may be granted as a patent of addition to patent No [specify] dated [specify], (hereinafter called
“the main patent”)
And whereas [specify] of [specify] (hereinafter together with his or their successors and assigns or any of them called
“the patentee”) is entitled to be registered as the proprietor of the patent hereinafter granted:
Now, Therefore, We by these letters patent give and grant to the patentee our special licence, full power, sole privilege, and authority, that the patentee by himself, his agents, or licensees and no others, may subject to the provisions of any statute or regulation for the time being in force make, use, exercise, and vend the said invention within New Zealand and its dependencies during a term beginning on [date] and ending at the expiration of 16 years from [date], the date of the said main patent and that the patentee shall have and enjoy the whole profit and advantage from time to time accruing by reason of the said invention during the said term:
And we strictly command all our subjects whomsoever within New Zealand and its dependencies that they do not at any time during the said term either directly or indirectly make use of or put into practice the said invention, nor in any way imitate the said invention without the consent, licence, or agreement of the patentee in writing under his hand, on pain of incurring such penalties as are prescribed by law and of being answerable to the patentee according to law for his damages thereby occasioned:
that these letters patent are revocable on any of the grounds prescribed by the Patents Act 1953 as grounds for revoking letters patent:
that nothing in these letters patent shall prevent the granting of licences in the manner in which and for the considerations on which they may by law be granted:
that these letters patent shall be construed in the most beneficial sense for the advantage of the patentee.
In witness whereof We have caused these letters patent to be signed and sealed as of [date].
Commissioner of Patents