New cross-heading and clauses 309A and 309B
After clause 309 (after line 36 on page 163), insert:
Transitional provisions as to statutory references
309A Transitional provision as to statutory references to corresponding matters
If provided by the regulations, a specified reference to this Act (or to a defined term or other matter in this Act) includes a reference to the Patents Act 1953 (or to a corresponding or replaced specified term or matter under the Patents Act 1953) (for example, the regulations may specify that the reference in section 8(2) to another patent application includes, for the purpose of determining the prior art base under that section, a patent application made under the Patents Act 1953).
309B Transitional provision as to repealed references to Commission, journal, or Patent Office
Any reference to the Commissioner, the Journal, or the Patent Office in a provision that is repealed or revoked but continues to apply to any matter under this subpart must be read as a reference to the Commissioner or journal under this Act or to IPONZ (as the case may be).