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Designs Act 1953 (reprinted as of 1 November 1980)

Date of Entry into Force:1955
Date of Text (Enacted):November 26, 1953
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property
Notes:New Zealand law also provides protection for industrial designs under the Copyright Act 1994.

This version of the Designs Act incorporates all amendments introduced by the Designs Amendment Act 1972 and the Designs Amendment Act 1976.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ029

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