New Zealand

Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 1 November 2010)

Year of Version:2010
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, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, 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 October 1, 2010. See the 'Notes' section to the Commerce Act 1986 on page 236 for a complete listing of the consolidated amendments.
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ114

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