Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

New Zealand

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
November 25, 2016Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Act 2016
September 15, 2011Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (reprint as at 29 April 2013)
October 14, 1999Trade Marks Amendment Act 1999

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
November 1, 2007Income Tax Act 2007 (reprint as at 1 October 2017)
December 9, 1994Fair Trading Amendment Act 1994
May 17, 1993Privacy Act 1993 (reprint as at 28 September 2017)
December 17, 1986Fair Trading Act 1986 (reprint as at 1 September 2017)
April 28, 1986Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 1 September 2017)
October 23, 1981Medicines Act 1981 (reprint as at 7 March 2017)
October 12, 1981Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (reprint as at 3 June 2017)
November 23, 1950Crown Proceedings Act 1950 (reprint as at 1 September 2017)

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
May 25, 2015Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2015
March 25, 2013Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2013
November 5, 2012Trade Marks Amendment Regulations 2012
November 5, 2012Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012
July 23, 2012Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012
October 3, 2011Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2011
June 12, 2006Wine Regulations 2006 (reprint as at 1 July 2010)
August 4, 2003Trade Marks Regulations 2003 (reprint as at 1 September 2017)
May 31, 1999Trade Marks (Border Protection and Transitional Applications) Amendment Regulations 1999