New Zealand

Patents Amendment Act 1999

Year of Version:1999
Date of Text (Enacted):October 14, 1999
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Patents (Inventions)
The Amendment Act clarified who is entitled to make an application under section 7(2) of the Patents Act 1953. The Act also substituted a new section 77 into the Act to provide that the Governor-General may by Order in Council declare that any entity specified in the order that is a party to the agreement or arrangement or to which the agreement or arrangement applies (whether a state, part of a state, a territory for whose international relations a state is responsible, a political union, an international organisation, or any other entity) is, for the purposes of all or any of the provisions of this Act, a convention country.'
Available Texts: 

Patents Amendment Act 1999 Patents Amendment Act 1999, Complete document (pdf) [23 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ071


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