New Zealand

Disputes Tribunals Act 1988

Year of Version:2013
Date of Entry into Force:March 1, 1989
Date of Text (Enacted):July 28, 1989
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Other
Section 11 paragraph 5 of this Law provides for the limitations on the jurisdiction of the Disputes Tribunals and stipulates:'Except as provided in an enactment referred to in section
10(1A) or (2), a Tribunal shall have no jurisdiction in respect
of any claim—
(a) for the recovery of land or any estate or interest in any
(b) in which the title to any land, or any estate or interest in
any land, or to any franchise is in question:
(c) in which there is a dispute concerning—
(i) the entitlement of any person under a will, or
settlement, or on any intestacy (including a partial
intestacy); or
(ii) goodwill; or
(iii) any chose in action; or
(iv) any trade secret or other intellectual property.'
Available Texts: 

Disputes Tribunals Act 1988 Disputes Tribunals Act 1988, Complete document (pdf) [317 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ142


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