This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 31 December 2016, is made under the Major Events Management Act 2007 (the Act). It relates to the Rugby League World Cup 2017, an international multi-team men’s rugby league tournament that is scheduled to take place in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea from 27 October 2017 to 2 December 2017.
declares the event to be a major event:
identifies the major event organiser for the event:
declares the protection period for the event:
declares an emblem and words to be, for that period, a major event emblem and major event words.
Subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Act contains protections against ambush marketing by association. Those protections restrict, during the protection period for a major event, a person’s ability to make a representation (such as in an advertisement) suggesting that there is an association between the major event and goods or services, a brand of goods or services, or a person who provides goods or services. There is a presumption that a representation that includes a major event emblem or major event words suggests such an association.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 November 2016.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.