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Fair Trading Act 1986 (reprinted as at 1 May 2011)

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Date of entry into force of original text:March 1, 1987
Date of Text (Enacted):December 17, 1986
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Trademarks
Notes:The Fair Trading Act prohibits certain conduct in trade, provides for the disclosure of consumer information relating to the supply of goods and services and promotes product safety in New Zealand.

Part I of the Act deals with misleading and deceptive conduct, false representations and unfair practices.
For specific provisions relating to unfair trade practices and trademarks, see Part 1, Sections 9, 10, 13, 16 and 26.
Available Texts: 
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Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:NZ115

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