Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017

75 Registrar may require principal to file authority with Registrar in certain cases

(1)

This regulation applies if—

(a)

the Registrar receives a communication that refers to a person as an agent (A) of a principal (X) and, at the time of the communication, the Registrar does not have a written authority in respect of A that complies with subclause (3); or

(b)

the Registrar has a written authority in respect of an agent that complies with subclause (3) and the Registrar receives a communication informing the Registrar that the principal (X) has appointed a new agent (A).

(2)

The Registrar may, by notice in writing, require X to file, within the time specified by the Registrar, a written authority in respect of A.

(3)

The written authority must—

(a)

be signed by X and not by an agent; and

(b)

contain—

(i)

A’s name and address for service; and

(ii)

if A is authorised to act in respect of a particular geographical indication,—

(A)

the application number or registration number of the geographical indication; or

(B)

details of the geographical indication (if an application number or registration number has not been assigned); and

(iii)

a statement of any limitation on the authority of A to act on X’s behalf.

(4)

The time specified by the Registrar under subclause (2) must be,—

(a)

if X’s address is inside New Zealand, not less than 1 month from the date on which the Registrar receives the communication referred to in subclause (1); and

(b)

if X’s address is outside New Zealand, not less than 2 months from the date on which the Registrar receives the communication referred to in subclause (1).

Compare: SR 2003/187 r 22