New Zealand

Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 15 September 2011)

Date of Entry into Force:May 1986
Date of Text (Enacted):April 28, 1986
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Other, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks
Notes:The Commerce Act is to promote the process of competition in markets within New Zealand.
Sections 45 and 36(2) of the Act deal with the interface between competition law and intellectual property laws.

This version of the law consolidates all amendments up to September 15, 2011. See the 'Notes' section to the Commerce Act 1986 on page 236 for a complete listing of the consolidated amendments.
Available Texts: 

Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 15 September 2011) Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 15 September 2011), Complete document (pdf) [1977 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ126


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