New Zealand

Patents Amendment Act 2002

Year of Version:2002
Date of Text (Enacted):December 19, 2002
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:-The Act inserted a new section 68B into the Patents Act 1953 to provide for a regulatory review exception. This provides that it is not an infringment of a patent for a person to make, use, exercise, or vend the invention concerned solely for uses reasonably related to the development and submission of information required under New Zealand law or the law of any other country that regulates the manufacture, construction, use, or sale of any product.
-Date of entry into force: See Article 2
Available Texts: 

Patents Amendment Act 2002 Patents Amendment Act 2002, Complete document (pdf) [67 KB] Patents Amendment Act 2002, Complete document (htm) [31 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ072


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