New Zealand

Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 1 April 1993)

Year of Version:1993
Date of Entry into Force:May 1, 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), Industrial Designs, 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 Act consolidates all amendments up to August 1, 1990. For further details of the amendments, see pages 62-66.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ010

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