Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000

  • revoked
  • Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000: revoked, on 23 August 2012, by clause 4 of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012 (SR 2012/189).

Reprint
as at 23 August 2012

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000

(SR 2000/236)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of November 2000

Present:
The Right Hon Helen Clark presiding in Council

  • Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000: revoked, on 23 August 2012, by clause 4 of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012 (SR 2012/189).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Economic Development.


Pursuant to section 77 of the Patents Act 1953, section 20 of the Designs Act 1953, and section 72 of the Trade Marks Act 1953, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and, in relation to Niue, at the request and with the consent of the Cabinet Ministers of Niue, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

3 Convention countries
4 Application of order to Niue and Tokelau
  • This order is in force in Niue and Tokelau.

5 Revocation
  • The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 1999 (SR 1999/274) is revoked.


Schedule
Convention countries

cl 3

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia (and Norfolk Island)

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark (and Faroe Islands)

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt, Arab Republic of

El Salvador

Equador

Equatorial Guinea

Estonia

European Communities

Fiji

Finland

France (including all overseas departments and territories)

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany, Federal Republic of

Ghana

Greece

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea–Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Holy See (Vatican City)

Honduras

Hong Kong, China

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Korea, Republic of

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan, Republic of

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau, China

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco

Mongolia

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Netherlands (and Netherlands Antilles and Aruba)

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)

Qatar

Romania

Russian Federation

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain (and colonies)

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand

Togo

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom (and the Isle of Man)

United States of America (and all territories and possessions of the United States, including Puerto Rico)

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Venezuela

Vietnam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, specifies the countries that are convention countries for the purposes of the Patents Act 1953, the Designs Act 1953, and the Trade Marks Act 1953. It brings up to date and replaces the list of convention countries in the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 1999.

The changes made to the 1999 order are—

  • Dominica, European Communities, Oman, and Taiwan are added to the list of convention countries:

  • the reference to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is replaced with a reference to Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • the reference to Hong Kong is replaced with a reference to Hong Kong, China:

  • the reference to the Kyrgyz Republic is replaced with a reference to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan:

  • the reference to Laos is replaced with a reference to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic:

  • the reference to Macau is replaced with a reference to Macau, China:

  • the reference to Moldova is replaced with a reference to the Republic of Moldova:

  • the reference to the Netherlands (and Netherlands Antilles) is replaced with a reference to the Netherlands (and Netherlands Antilles and Aruba).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 November 2000.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the order as at 23 August 2012, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)