This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 23 August 2012, amends the Layout Designs (Eligible Countries) Order 2000 (the principal order). The Schedule of the principal order lists entities that are party to an international agreement relating to the protection of layout designs, to which New Zealand is also a party, or that are subject to law that gives reciprocal protection to layout designs made or first commercially exploited in New Zealand. The principal order declares these entities to be eligible countries for the purposes of the Layout Designs Act 1994.
Clause 4(1) of this order corrects references to countries already listed in the Schedule of the principal order to reflect changes in the official names of those countries.
Clause 4(2) of this order adds to the Schedule of the principal order the names of countries that have joined the World Trade Organization.
Date of notification in Gazette: 26 July 2012.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.