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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

New Zealand

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 4, 2002Trade Marks Act 2002 (Reprint as at 1 January 2014)

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
December 9, 1994Fair Trading Amendment Act 1994
May 17, 1993Privacy Act 1993 (reprint as at 1 January 2014)
December 17, 1986Fair Trading Act 1986 (reprinted as at 23 April 2014)
April 28, 1986Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 21 February 2014)
October 23, 1981Medicines Act 1981(Reprint at at 5 August 2013)
October 12, 1981Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (Reprint as at 23 April 2014)
November 23, 1950Crown Proceedings Act 1950 (reprint as at 18 July 2013)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
September 30, 2013Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013
March 25, 2013Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2013
November 5, 2012Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012
July 23, 2012Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012
July 23, 2012Patents, Designs and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012
October 3, 2011Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2011
September 15, 2011Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (Reprint as at 29 April 2013)
June 12, 2006Wine Regulations 2006 (reprinted as at 1 July 2010)
August 4, 2003Trade Marks Regulations 2003 (reprint as at 29 April 2013)
October 14, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Act 1999
May 31, 1999Trade Marks (Border Protection and Transitional Applications) Amendment Regulations 1999

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