Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016

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Reprint as at 24 February 2017

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Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2016

Public Act
2016 No 89
Date of assent
21 November 2016
see section 2

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


3Principal Act
4Section 92 amended (Opposition to grant of patent)
5New Part 6 inserted
268Purpose of this Part
269Interpretation of this Part
270Meaning of ordinarily resident in New Zealand
271Patent attorneys must comply with joint registration regime
272Commissioner must provide information about joint registration regime
273Interface with Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006
274Offences: unregistered persons practising, etc, as patent attorneys
275Exceptions for legal representatives and employees
276Incorporated patent attorney must have patent attorney director
277Documents prepared by lawyers
278Documents prepared by member of partnership
279Documents prepared by incorporated patent attorneys and incorporated law firms
280Attendance at patent attorney’s office
281Time limit for filing charging documents for offences
282Provisions that apply if Tribunals sit in Australia
283Provisions that apply if Disciplinary Tribunal sits in New Zealand
284Issue of summons by Disciplinary Tribunal
285Failure of witness to comply with summons
286Other provisions about proceedings
287Territorial scope and jurisdiction
288Rights of patent attorney over documents and client property
289Investigations under Australian Acts
290Regulations under this Part
6New Schedule 1AA inserted
7Repeal of Patents Act 1953
8Consequential amendments
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: