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Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (reprinted as at 07 July 2010)

 

 

Reprint as at 7 July 2010

Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981

Public Act 1981 No 47 Date of assent 15 October 1981 Commencement see section 1(2)

Contents
Page
Title 3
1 Short Title and commencement 3
2 Interpretation 3
3 Act to bind Crown 5
4 Administration of Act 5
Part 1
The New Zealand Flag and Ensigns
5 New Zealand Ensign declared to be New Zealand Flag 6
6 Ensigns of New Zealand 6
7 Customs flag 7
8 Saving of Her Majesty’s powers to approve alteration of 7
New Zealand Flag
9 Use of alternative flags 7
10 Rules relating to flying of New Zealand Flag 8
11 Offences involving New Zealand Flag 8
Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

Ageneraloutlineofthesechangesissetoutinthenotesattheendofthisreprint,togetherwith other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Part 2 Royal, vice-regal, State, and heraldic emblems and names

12 Unauthorised use of Royal and vice-regal emblems 9 13 Unauthorised use of State emblems 10 14 Unauthorised use of words suggesting Royal or 10 government patronage 15 Advertisements claiming government patronage 12

Part 3 Provisions relating to certain other names, emblems, and words

16 Unauthorised use of name and emblem of United Nations 12 and other international organisations 17 Use of the word Anzac 13 18 Unauthorised use of name Returned Services 14 Association 19 Protection of names, uniforms, etc, of Girl Guides 15 Association and Toc H, Incorporated 20 Unauthorised use of certain commercial names 16 20A Unauthorised use of emblems, words, and names relating 18 toOlympicGamesandCommonwealthGames[Repealed] 20AA Defence[Repealed] 18 20B Injunction for breach of section 20A[Repealed] 18

Part 4 Miscellaneous provisions

21 Registering authority not to register in certain cases 18 22 Existing rights protected 19 23 Emblems and names protected under other Acts 19 24 General penalty 19 25 Consent of Attorney-General required to certain 19 prosecutions 26 Liability of officers of associations 19 26A Power to amend Schedule 2A 20 27 Amendments and repeals 20

Schedule 1 21 The New Zealand Flag

Schedule 2 22 Ordersandnoticesdeemedtohavebeenmadeorgiven under this Act

Reprinted as at7 July 2010 Flags, Emblems, and Names ProtectionAct 1981 s 2
Schedule 2A 23
Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games emblems,
words, and names
[Repealed]
Schedule 3 24
Enactments and orders (relating to protection of
certain emblems, names, and words) preserved
Schedule 4 28
Enactments consequentially amended
Schedule 5 29
Enactments repealed

An Act to declare the New Zealand Ensign to be the New Zealand Flag and to make provision relating to its use and to the use of certain other flags, and to make better provision for theprotectionofcertainnames andemblems of Royal, national, international, commercial, or other significance

1 Short Title and commencement
(1) ThisActmaybecitedastheFlags,Emblems,andNamesProtection Act 1981.
(2) This Act shall come into force on 1 January 1982.
2 Interpretation In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,coat of arms or arms means any object or figure, being a symbolic representation displayed in colours on a shield in conformity with the principles and rules of heraldry, with or without any crown, helmet, mantling, supporters, motto, or other accessories
emblem means any device, seal, mark, trade mark, badge, symbol, design, logotype, or other distinctive sign of identification; and includes any representation thereof, whether on any flag, banner, sign, or other printed or written material, or by way of any pictorial representation or other visual image, or otherwise

government department means any department, office, corporation, agency, or instrument of any kind of the legislative or executive or judicial Government of New Zealand; and includes any officer of the Crown

Minister meanstheMinisteroftheCrownwho,undertheauthority of anywarrantorwith the authorityofthe PrimeMinister,isforthetimebeingresponsiblefortheadministrationof this Act

Ministry means the department of State that is, with the authority of the Prime Minister, for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

the New Zealand Red Ensign means the red ensign usually worn by merchant ships registered in the United Kingdom, with the addition on the fly thereof of the Southern Cross as represented by four 5-pointed white stars

the New Zealand White Ensign means the flag described in the Schedule of the New Zealand White Ensign Regulations 1968 (SR 1968/93)

proper name, in relation to any town or road or other place, means the name assigned or approved in respect of that place by the New Zealand Geographic Board or the Surveyor-General or a territorial authority under any Act

registering authority includes

(a)
the Registrar of Incorporated Societies under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908:
(b)
theRegistrarofIndustrialandProvidentSocietiesunder the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908:
(c)
the Registrar of Trade Unions under the Trade Unions Act 1908:
(d)
the Registrar of Friendly Societies and Credit Unions under the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982 :
(e)
the Commissioner of Designs under the Designs Act 1953 :
(f)
the Commissioner of Patents under the Patents Act 1953 :
(g)
the Commissioner of Trade Marks under the Trade Marks Act 2002:
(h)
the Registrar of Companies under the Companies Act 1993 :
(i)
the Registrar of Incorporated Societies under Part 2 of the Charitable Trusts Act 1957:
(j)
the Registrar of Building Societies under the Building Societies Act 1965:
(k)
the Registrar of Unions under the Employment

Relations Act 2000; and also includes any other officer acting on behalf of any officer referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (k)

representation, in relation to any emblem or coat of arms, meansanyprintedorothervisualrepresentationoftheemblem or coat of arms

Royal means relating to Her Majesty or any other member of

the Royal Family theRoyalNewZealandAirForceEnsignmeanstheflagdescribedinthenoticepublishedintheGazette on14September 1939atpage2496undertheheading“RoyalNewZealandAir Force Ensign”. Section 2 Minister : substituted, on 22 October 2003, by section 3(1) of the

Flags, Emblems, and NamesProtectionAmendment Act2003(2003 No 73).

Section2 Ministry : inserted,on22October2003,bysection3(2)oftheFlags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

Section2registeringauthorityparagraph(d): substituted,on22October2003, by section 3(3) oftheFlags,Emblems, andNames Protection AmendmentAct 2003 (2003 No 73).

Section 2 registering authority paragraph (g): amended, on 20 August 2003, by section 201 of the Trade Marks Act 2002 (2002 No 49).

Section 2 registering authority paragraph (h): substituted, on 1 July 1994, by section 2 of the Company Law Reform (Transitional Provisions) Act 1994 (1994 No 16).

Section2registeringauthorityparagraph(k): substituted,on22October2003, by section 3(3) oftheFlags,Emblems, andNames Protection AmendmentAct 2003 (2003 No 73).

3 Act to bind Crown

This Act binds the Crown.

4 Administration of Act

(1)
ThisAct,except section20 ,shallbeadministeredbytheMinistry.
(2)
Section 20 shall be administered by the Ministry of Justice.

Section 4(1): amended, on 22 October 2003, by section 4(1) of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

Section 4(2): amended, on 22 October 2003, by section 4(2) of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

Part 1 The New Zealand Flag and Ensigns 5 New Zealand Ensign declared to be New Zealand Flag

(1)
TheflaghithertoknownastheNewZealandEnsign,beingthe flag depicted in Schedule 1, is hereby declared to be the New Zealand Flag.
(2)
TheNewZealandFlagshallbethesymboloftheRealm,Government, and people of New Zealand.
(3)
The New Zealand Flag
(a)
shallbethenationalflagofNewZealandforgeneraluse onlandwithinNewZealandand,whereappropriatefor international purposes, overseas:
(b)
shall be the proper national colours to be worn by all NewZealandGovernmentships,andbysuchotherNew Zealand ships as may for the time being be authorised to wear the New Zealand Flag by or under the Ship Registration Act 1992.

Compare: 1952 No 49 s 5(1), (2); Flags Act 1953 s 3 (Aust)

Section 5(3)(b): amended, on 29 October 1992, by section 88(2) of the Ship Registration Act 1992 (1992 No 89).

6 Ensigns of New Zealand Subject to section 8, nothing in this Part shall derogate from the use ascribed to

(a)
the New Zealand White Ensign by regulation 2(2) of the New Zealand White Ensign Regulations 1968 (SR 1968/93), which requires that flag to be worn by ships of the New Zealand Naval Forces and flown on naval establishments in accordance with Defence Council Orders issued under the Defence Act 1971:
(b)
the marine flag of New Zealand or the New Zealand Flag by section 58 of the Ship Registration Act 1992:
(c)
the Royal New Zealand Air Force Ensign, by Defence Council Orders issued under the Defence Act 1971.

Section 6(b): substituted, on 29 October 1992, by section 88(2) of the Ship Registration Act 1992 (1992 No 89).

7 Customs flag

Nothing in this Part shall derogate from the use ascribed to the Customs flag by section 8 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996. Section7: amended,on 1 October 1996, by section289(1)oftheCustomsand

Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27).

8 Saving of Her Majesty’s powers to approve alteration of New Zealand Flag

NothinginthisPartshalllimitoraffectHerMajesty’spowers to approve, or authorise the approval of, the alteration of the New Zealand Flag for any official purposes by the placement thereon of any letter, emblem, or representation. Compare: Flags Act 1953 s 6 (Aust)

9 Use of alternative flags

(1)
Notwithstanding anything in this Part or in any other Act but subjecttosubsection(2),theGovernor-Generalmayauthorise the use on land
(a)
of the New Zealand White Ensign instead of the New Zealand Flagwhere suchusewould have naval significance; or
(b)
of the New Zealand Red Ensign instead of the New ZealandFlagwheresuchusewouldhavemaritimesignificance.
(2)
The Governor-General may authorise the use of a flag under subsection (1) only on the joint recommendation of the Minister and
(a)
the Minister of Defence if subsection (1)(a) applies; or
(b)
the Minister of Transport if subsection (1)(b) applies.
(3)
Nothing in this Part or in any other Act shall limit or affect the customary use of the New Zealand Red Ensign (with or withouttheplacementthereonofanyletter,emblem,orrepresentation) on places or occasions of Maori significance.

Section 9(2): substituted, on 22 October 2003, by section 5 of the Flags, Em blems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

10 Rules relating to flying of New Zealand Flag

(1)
The Minister may from time to time, either generally or in any particular case, by notice in the Gazette or otherwise, in relation to Government land or buildings, prescribe
(a)
the days or occasions on which and the times during which the New Zealand Flag shall be flown:
(b)
the manner in which the New Zealand Flag is to be flown, including the precedence it is to be accorded in relation to other specified flags or classes of flags:
(c)
without detracting from the general design depicted in Schedule1 ,thestandardsizes,dimensions,proportions, andcoloursoftheNewZealandFlagforalloranypurposes or in all or any circumstances.
(2)
TheMinistermay,eitherinanynoticeissuedundersubsection

(1)or otherwise,setout forgeneralinformation and guidance rules of conduct and the etiquette to be followed in the flying or other use of the New Zealand Flag; but no such rules shall have the force of law.

(3) The notice referred to in Part A of Schedule 2, which may hereafterbecitedastheNewZealandFlagNotice1977,shall bedeemed for the purposes of this section tohavebeengiven under subsection (1). Compare: Flags Act 1953 s 7 (Aust) Section 10(1): amended, on 22 October 2003, by section 6 of the Flags, Em blems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

11 Offences involving New Zealand Flag

(1)
Every person commits an offence against this Act who,
(a)
without lawful authority, alters the New Zealand Flag bytheplacementthereon of anyletter, emblem, or representation:
(b)
inorwithinviewofanypublicplace,uses,displays,destroys,ordamagestheNewZealandFlaginanymanner with the intention of dishonouring it.
(2)
In this section the New Zealand Flag means any flag of the design depicted in Schedule 1 or of any other design that so
closely resembles it as to be likely to cause any person to believe that it is the design depicted in that schedule.
(3)
Inanyprosecutionforanoffenceagainstthissectiontheonus of proving that any alteration of the New Zealand Flag was lawfully authorised shall be on the defendant. Compare: 1952 No 49 s 5(4)

Part 2 Royal, vice-regal, State, and heraldic emblems and names

12 Unauthorised use of Royal and vice-regal emblems

(1)
Every person commits an offence against this Act who, without the authority of Her Majesty or (as the case may require) the Governor-General, displays or exhibits or otherwise uses any representation to which this subsection applies in such a manner as to be likely to cause any person to believe that he does so under the authority, sanction, approval, appointment, or patronage of Her Majesty or the Governor-General.
(2)
Subsection (1) applies to the following:
(a)
any representation of the Coat of Arms of Her Majesty or any other member of the Royal Family:
(b)
anyrepresentationofanyRoyalcrownorRoyalcoronet or Royal cypher or Royal badge:
(c)
any representation of the Royal Standard, or the Sovereign’s personal flag for New Zealand:
(d)
any representation of the Governor-General’s flag:
(e)
any representation that so closely resembles any thing referredtoinanyofparagraphs(a)to(d)astobelikely to cause any person to believe that it is that thing.
(3)
Inanyprosecutionforanoffenceagainstthissectiontheonus ofprovingthatanyrepresentationwasusedwiththeauthority ofHerMajestyortheGovernor-Generalshallbeonthedefendant.
(4)
Nothing in this section shall limit or affect
(a)
the Commercial Use of Royal Photographs Rules 1962 (SR 1962/81):
(b)
section 24 of the Trade Marks Act 2002 (which relates to the representation in trade marks of Her Majesty or any members of the Royal Family).

Section 12(4)(b): substituted, on 20 August 2003, by section 201 of the Trade Marks Act 2002 (2002 No 49).

13 Unauthorised use of State emblems

(1)
Subject to subsection (3), every person commits an offence against this Act who displays or exhibits or otherwise uses any representation to which this subsection applies in such a manner as to be likely to cause any person to believe that he does so under the authority, sanction, approval, appointment, orpatronageofHerMajesty’sGovernment,orofanyMinister of the Crown, or of any government department.
(2)
Subsection (1) applies to the following:
(a)
anyrepresentationoftheCoatofArmsofNewZealand:
(b)
any representation of the Seal of New Zealand:
(c)
any representation of any emblem or official stamp of any government department:
(d)
any representation that so closely resembles any thing referredtoinanyofparagraphs(a)to(c)astobelikely to cause any person to believe that it is that thing.
(3)
Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of any representation
(a)
authorised by or under any other Act; or
(b)
with the prior written consent of the Minister; or
(c)
by an officer of the Crown acting in the course of his official duties.

14 Unauthorised use of words suggesting Royal or government patronage

(1)
Subject to subsection (4), every person commits an offence against this Act who
(a)
causes any association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) to be formed under any name, title, style, or designation that includes any word or statement to which this subsection applies; or
(b)
publiclyusesinconnectionwithanybusiness,trade,or occupationanywordorstatementtowhichthissubsection applies.
(2)
Every association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) commitsanoffenceagainstthisActwhichcarriesonitsactivities under any name, title, style, or designation that includes any word or statement to which subsection (1) applies.
(3)
Subsection (1) applies to the following:
(a)
the word “Royal”:
(b)
the word “Government”:
(c)
any other word or statement that claims or implies the patronage of
(i)
Her Majesty or any other member of the Royal Family; or
(ii)
the Governor-General; or
(iii) the House of Representatives; or
(iv)
the Government; or
(v)
any Minister of the Crown; or
(vi)
any government department:
(d)
anywordorstatementthatclaimsorimpliesconnection withanysocietyorbodyincorporatedbyRoyalCharter.
(4)
Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of any word or statement
(a)
expresslyauthorisedbyorunderanyotherAct,orby
(i)
HerMajestyortheGovernor-Generalinanycase towhichparagraph(a) of subsection(3)applies; or
(ii)
Her Majesty, in any case to which subparagraph
(i) of paragraph(c) of that subsection applies; or (iii) theGovernor-General,inanycasetowhichsubparagraph (ii) of that paragraph applies; or
(iv)
the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in anycasetowhichsubparagraph(iii)ofthatparagraph applies; or
(v)
the Minister if subsection (3)(b) or (c)(iv) applies; or
(vi)
the appropriate Minister of the Crown, in any case to which subparagraph (v) or subparagraph
(vi)ofparagraph(c)ofsubsection(3)applies;or
(b)
that comprises the whole or part of the proper name of any town or road or other place, and that name is or is to be used in full by the association or (as the case may be) the person engaging in the business, trade, or occupation; or
(c)
that is the surname (not being a surname taken or used forthepurposeofdefeatingtheintentionofthissection) of a foundation member of the association or (as the case may be) of the person engaging in the business, trade, or occupation.

Section14(4)(a)(v): substituted,on22October2003,bysection7oftheFlags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

15 Advertisements claiming government patronage

(1)
Without limiting section 14, every person (in this subsection calledtheadvertiser)commitsanoffenceagainstthisActwho publishes or causes to be published any advertisement that is likelytocause anyperson tobelieve, contrarytothefact, that the advertiser
(a)
hassupplied,orissupplying,oristosupply,anygoods or services to any government department; or
(b)
hascarriedout,oriscarryingout,oristocarryout,any work for any government department.
(2)
In this section the term advertisement means any words, whether written or printed or spoken, and any pictorial representation or design or device, and any visual image, used to notify the availability or explain the use or promote the sale of any goods or services, or to obtain work.

Part 3 Provisionsrelatingtocertainothernames, emblems, and words

16 Unauthorised use of name and emblem of United Nations and other international organisations

(1)
Every person commits an offence against this Act who displaysorexhibitsorotherwiseusesthenameoremblemofthe United Nations, or any word or words that incorporate that
name or any such abbreviation or variation, without the authority of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
(2)
The Minister may from time to time, after consultation with any other appropriate Minister, by notice in the Gazette, prohibit,regulate,orcontroltheuseofanyemblemornameof
(a)
any specialised agency brought into relationship with the United Nations in pursuance of Article 57 of the Charter of the United Nations; or
(b)
any other international organisation or authority.
(3)
Every person commits an offence against this Act who uses any name or emblem in contravention of any provision of a notice given under subsection (2).
(4)
In any prosecution for an offence against subsection (1), the onus of proving that the act complained of was done with the authorityoftheSecretary-GeneraloftheUnitedNationsshall be on the defendant.
(5)
Thenoticesspecifiedin PartB ofSchedule2shallbedeemed for the purposes of this section to have been given under sub-section(2)and shall continue in forcenotwithstandingthere peal by the Summary Offences Act 1981 of the Police Of fences Act 1927 and section 38 of the Statutes Amendment Act 1948. Section 16(2): amended, on 22 October 2003, by section 8 of the Flags, Em

blems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 73).

17 Use of the word Anzac

(1)
The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, prohibit, regulate, or control the use in connection withanybusiness,trade,oroccupationoftheword“Anzac”or ofanyotherwordthatsocloselyresemblestheword “Anzacas to be likely to deceive or mislead any person.
(2)
Every person commits an offence against this Act who uses theword “Anzacoranyotherwordthatsocloselyresembles theword“Anzac”astobelikelytodeceiveormisleadanyperson in contravention of any provision of an order made under subsection (1).
(3)
Thenoticesspecifiedin PartC ofSchedule2shallbedeemed for the purposes of this section to be orders made under subsection (1).

18 Unauthorised use of name Returned ServicesAssociation

(1)
Subject to subsection (3), every person commits an offence against this Act who causes any association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) to be formed
(a)
underthename,title,style,ordesignationof“Returned ServicesAssociationor any other name, title, style, or designation that includes those words or the words “Returned Services”; or
(b)
underanyname,title,style,ordesignationthatcontains the initials “RSAif the use of that name is likely to lead any person to believe that the association consists of returned servicemen.
(2)
Every association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) commits an offence against this Act which carries on its activities under any name, title, style, or designation referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of subsection (1).
(3)
Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to the use of any name, title, style, or designation
(a)
with the prior consent of the Governor-General in Council; or
(b)
by
(i)
the Royal New Zealand Returned and ServicesAssociation Incorporated; or
(ii)
anyassociationwhosemembersincludereturned servicemen that is a member of or is affiliated to that Association; or
(iii) any branch of any such association; or (iv) anyassociationwhosemembersincludereturned servicemen, current servicemen, or former servicemen and which has been approved for the purposes of this section by the Royal New Zealand Returned and ServicesAssociation Incorporated; or
(c)
by any association that was registered before the passing of the Police Offences Amendment Act 1956 if the association was formed under the name, title, style, or designationorwasusingthename,title,style,ordesignation immediately before the passing of that Act.

Section18(3)(a): amended,on15December2005,bysection3(a)oftheFlags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

Section 18(3)(b)(i): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 3(b) of the Flags, Emblems,and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

Section 18(3)(b)(ii): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 3(c) of the Flags, Emblems,and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

Section 18(3)(b)(iv): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 3(d) of the Flags, Emblems,and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

Section 18(3)(b)(iv): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 3(e) of the Flags, Emblems,and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

Section 18(3)(b)(iv): amended, on 15 December 2005, by section 3(f) of the Flags, Emblems,and Names Protection Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 102).

19 Protection of names, uniforms, etc, of Girl Guides Association and Toc H, Incorporated

(1) EverypersoncommitsanoffenceagainstthisActwhouses

(a)
anyname,designation,uniform,orbadgetowhichthis subsection applies; or
(b)
any name, designation, uniform, or badge that so closely resembles any name, designation, uniform, or badgetowhichthissubsectionappliesinsuchamanner as to be likely to lead any person to believe that it is such a thing,

withouttheauthorityoftheGirlGuidesAssociationor(asthe case may require) Toc H, Incorporated.

(2)
Subsection (1) applies to
(a)
thename“GirlGuidesAssociation”andthenames,designations, and badges specified in the Schedule of the first order referred to in Part D of Schedule 2:
(b)
the name “Toc Hand the button-badge described in paragraph (b) of the second order referred to in Part D of that schedule.
(3)
Theordersreferredtoin PartD ofSchedule2shallbedeemed to have been made under this Act and shall continue to have effect according to their tenor notwithstanding the repeal by section 27 of this Act of the Chartered Associations (Protec tion of Names and Uniforms) Act 1930.
(4)
The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Councilmade on the advice of theMinisterand atthe request

oftheGirlGuidesAssociationor(asthecasemayrequire)Toc H, Incorporated,

(a)
amend either or both of the orders referred to in Part D of Schedule 2, by adding to or deleting from the order any name, designation, uniform, or badge; or
(b)
revoke either or both of those orders, with or without making another order in substitution therefor.

20 Unauthorised use of certain commercial names

(1)
Subjecttosubsections(4)to(6),everypersoncommitsanoffence against this Act who
(a)
causes any association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) to be formed under any name, title, style, or designation
(i)
that includes any word or name to which this subsection applies; or
(ii)
that so closely resembles any word or name to which this subsection applies as to be likely to deceive or mislead any person; or
(b)
publiclyusesinconnectionwithanybusiness,trade,or occupation
(i)
any word or name to which this subsection applies; or
(ii)
any word or name that so closely resembles any wordornametowhichthissubsectionappliesas to be likely to deceive or mislead any person.
(2)
Every association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) commitsanoffenceagainstthisActwhichcarriesonitsactivities under any name, title, style, or designation that includes any word or name to which subsection (1) applies, unless the associationhasbeenregisteredunderthatname,title,style,or designation in reliance on subsection (5).
(3)
Subsection (1) applies to the following:
(a)
the word “DSIR”:
(b)
the name “Department of Scientific and Industrial Research”:
(c)
the word “Ruakura”:
(d)
the name “Wheat Research Institute”:
(e)
the name “New Zealand Soil Bureau”:
(f)
the name “New Zealand Oceanographic Institute”:
(g)
the name “Soil Conservation Centre”:
(h)
the name “Physics and Engineering Laboratory”:
(i)
the name “Institute of Nuclear Sciences”:
(j)
the name “Dominion Physical Laboratory”:
(k)
the word “NECAL”:
(l)
the word “NZGS”:
(m)
the name “Animal Research Laboratory”:
(n)
the name “Agricultural Research Centre”:
(o)
the name “Management Consultancy Services”:
(p)
the word “MAF”:
(q)
the name “New Zealand Communicable Disease Centre”:
(r)
the name “New Zealand Food Safety Authority”:
(s)
the word “NZFSA”.
(4)
Subsections(1)and(2)donotapplytotheuseofanywordor name where that use is expressly authorised by or under any other Act or by the Governor-General by Order in Council.
(5)
A registering authority may authorise the registration of any association under any name, title, style, or designation that includes any word or name to which subsection (1) applies if the Registrar is satisfied that
(a)
the word or name comprises the whole or part of the propernameofanytownorroadorotherplace,andthat thenameisoristobeusedinfullbytheassociation;or
(b)
the word or name is the surname (not being a surname taken or used for the purpose of defeating the intention ofthissection)ofafoundationmemberofthecompany or incorporated society;

and,inthecontextinwhichitisusedorisintendedtobeused, is not likely to deceive any person.

(6) Nothing in this section shall prohibit or affect the use by any personofanyname,title,style,designation,orwordif,immediatelybeforethecommencementofthissection,thatusewas expresslyauthorisedbyanyconsent, permission,approval,or authority given by any person lawfully entitled to give it. Section20: substituted,on1July1992,bysection46(1)oftheCrownResearch

Institutes Act 1992 (1992 No 47).

Section 20(3)(r): added, on 7 July 2010, by section 4 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 66).

Section 20(3)(s): added, on 7 July 2010, by section 4 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 66).

20A Unauthorised use of emblems, words, and names relating to Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games [Repealed] Section 20A: repealed, on 29 August 2007, by section 83 of the Major Events Management Act 2007 (2007 No 35).

20AA Defence

[Repealed]

Section20AA:repealed,on29August2007,by section83 oftheMajorEvents Management Act 2007 (2007 No 35).

20B Injunction for breach of section 20A

[Repealed]

Section 20B: repealed, on 29 August 2007, by section 83 of the Major Events Management Act 2007 (2007 No 35).

Part 4 Miscellaneous provisions 21 Registering authority not to register in certain cases

(1)
Where any Act provides for the registration of any association,then,exceptasprovidedin section20(5) ofthisActbut notwithstandinganythinginthatAct,theregisteringauthority shallnotregisteranyassociationunderthatActunderaname, title, style, or designation if the use by that association of that name, title, style, or designation, or of any word comprising part of that name, title, style, or designation, would constitute an offence against any of the provisions of this Act.
(2)
Where any Act provides for the registration of any emblem, then,notwithstandinganything inthatAct,theregisteringauthorityshallnotregisteranyemblemontheapplicationofany person if the use of that emblem by that person would constitute an offence against any of the provisions of this Act.

22 Existing rights protected Nothing inthisActshallprohibit oraffecttheuse byanypersonofanyemblem,name,representation,orwordif,immediately before the commencement of this Act, that use was expressly authorised by any consent, permission, approval, or authority given by any person lawfully entitled to give it.

23 Emblems and names protected under other Acts Nothing in this Act shall limit or affect any of the enactments specified in Schedule 3 relating to the protection of various emblems and names.

24 General penalty EverypersonwhocommitsanoffenceagainstthisActisliable on summary conviction,

(a)
in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $5,000:
(b)
in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $50,000and,wheretheoffenceisacontinuingone,toa further fine not exceeding $5,000 for every day during which the offence has continued.

Section 24: substituted, on 19 December 1998, by section 3 of the Flags, Em blems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 121).

25 Consent of Attorney-General required to certain prosecutions Noinformationforanoffenceagainstanyof sections11to15 shall be laid without the consent of the Attorney-General.

26 Liability of officers of associations Where any association (whether incorporated or unincorporated) is guilty of an offence against this Act, every officer or other person concerned in the management of the association shall be guilty of a like offence if it is proved that the act that constituted the offence took place with his authority, permission, orconsent, or that he knew the offencewas to be or was beingcommittedandfailedtotakeallreasonablestepstoprevent or stop it.

26A Power to amend Schedule 2A The Governor-General may, from time to time, by Order in Council,

(a)
amend Schedule 2A by adding, omitting, or amending the specification or description of any emblem, word, or name:
(b)
revoke Schedule 2A or a Part of Schedule 2A and sub stituteanewSchedule2AoranewPartofSchedule2A.

Section 26A: inserted, on 19 December 1998, by section 4 of the Flags, Em blems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 1998 (1998 No 121).

Schedule 1 s 5(1) The New Zealand Flag

Schedule 2 Orders and notices deemed to have been made or given under this Act

Part A s 10(3) DaysonWhichNewZealandEnsignistobeFlownonGovernment Buildings (Gazette 1977, p 643)

Part B s 16(5) ICAO OfficialEmblem and Seal Notice 1958 (Gazette 1958, p 174) International Atomic Energy Agency Name and Emblem Notice

1961 (SR 1961/93)

International Criminal Police Organisation Name Notice 1962 (SR 1962/69) Prohibition of Use of Emblem, Official Seal, or Name of the World

Health Organisation (Gazette 1950, p 8)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Name and Emblem Notice 1966 (SR 1966/12) WorldBank GroupNamesand EmblemsNotice 1966(SR 1966/13) WorldMeteorologicalOrganisationNameandEmblemNotice1968

(SR 1968/126)

Part C s 17(3) AmendingNoticeastotheUseoftheWord “Anzac(Gazette 1916, p 3765) Prohibiting the Use of the Word “Anzac(Gazette 1916, p 2893)

Part D s 19(2), (3) Protection of Names, Badges, & c, of Girl Guides Association (Gazette 1931, p 1542) ProtectionofNameandBadgeofTocH,Incorporated(Gazette 1939,

p 2011)

Schedule 2A s 20A Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games emblems, words, and names

[Repealed]

Schedule 2A: repealed, on 29 August 2007, by section 83 of the Major Events Management Act 2007 (2007 No 35).

Schedule 3 s 23

Enactments and orders (relating to

protection of certain emblems, names,

and words) preserved

Emblem, name, or words Enactment or order protected

BroadcastingAct1976:section15 BroadcastingCorporationof New Zealand

Children’s Health Camps Board Dissolution Act 1999: section 14

Commonwealth Games Symbol Protection Act 1974

Gambling Act 2003: section 267

Gambling Act 2003: section 268

Geneva Conventions Act 1958: section 8

Housing Corporation Act 1974: section 43

Local Government Act 1974: section 696

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992: section 23

National War Memorial Act 1992: section 15

emblem of the King George the Fifth Memorial Children’s Health Camps Federation

the Xth British Commonwealth Games symbol

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

Golden Kiwi

Red Cross or Geneva Cross Red Crescent Red Lion and Sun

“Housing New Zealand Corporation and Housing Corporation of New Zealand

coats of arms of city, borough, county, district, town, regional, and united councils

“Museum of New Zealand”, “Te Papa Tongarewa”, “National Art Gallery”, “National Museum

“National War Memorial”, “War Memorial, Carillon, and Hall of Memories

Enactment or order

New Zealand Antarctic Institute Act 1996: section 11

New Zealand Export-Import Corporation Act 1974: section 30

New Zealand Film Commission Act 1978: section 34

Prohibited Marks Order 1957 (SR 1957/179)

Prohibited Marks Order 1961 (SR 1961/120)

Prohibited Marks Order 1982 (SR 1982/127)

Racing Act 2003: section 24

Returned Services Associations Badge Order 1950 (Gazette 1950, p 1870)

ScoutAssociationofNewZealand Amendment Act 1967: section 5

SportandRecreationNewZealand Act 2002: section 12

Emblem, name, or words protected

“New Zealand Antarctic Institute”, “Ross Dependency Research Committee”, “NewZealandAntarcticProgramme

“NewZealandExport-Import Corporation

“NewZealandFilmCommission

Green Cross for Safety symbol

symbol of the International Olympic Committee

“TELARC

New Zealand Racing Board, Totalisator Agency Board, TAB, Racing Conference, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Trotting Conference, Harness Racing New Zealand, and New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association

badge of the Returned Services Associations

“Scout Association

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

Emblem, name, or words Enactment or order protected

Testing Laboratory Registration “Testing Laboratory Regis- Act 1972: section 29 tration

TouristHotelCorporationAct “TouristHotelCorporationof 1974: section 3 New Zealand

Schedule 3 Building Performance Guarantee Corporation Act 1977: section 37: re pealed, on 1January1988,by section 2(1)(c)oftheFinance Act 1987(1987No200).

Schedule 3 Children’s Health Camps Act 1972: section 39: repealed, on 1 April 2000, by section8 oftheChildren’sHealthCampsBoardDissolutionAct1999(1999No141).

Schedule3Children’sHealthCampsBoardDissolutionAct1999: section14: inserted, on 1 April 2000, by section 8 of the Children’s Health Camps Board Dissolution Act 1999 (1999 No 141).

Schedule 3 Consumer Council Act 1966: section 35: repealed, on 1 January 1989, by section 9 of the Consumer Council Act Repeal Act 1988 (1988 No 144).

Schedule 3 Development Finance Corporation Act 1973: section 32: repealed, on 1 April 1987, by section 19(1) of the Development Finance Corporation of New Zealand Act 1986 (1986 No 129).

Schedule 3 Development Finance Corporation of New Zealand Act 1986: section 13: repealed,on23September1988,by section14(1) oftheDevelopmentFinanceCorporation of New Zealand Amendment Act 1988 (1988 No 141).

Schedule 3 Gambling Act 2003: section 267: inserted, on 1 July 2004, by section 374 of the Gambling Act 2003 (2003 No 51).

Schedule 3 Gambling Act 2003: section 268: inserted, on 1 July 2004, by section 374 of the Gambling Act 2003 (2003 No 51).

Schedule 3 Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977: section 116: repealed, on 1 July 2004, by section 374 of the Gambling Act 2003 (2003 No 51).

Schedule 3 Gaming and Lotteries Act 1977: section 139: repealed, on 1 July 2004, by section 374 of the Gambling Act 2003 (2003 No 51).

Schedule 3 Housing Corporation Act 1974: section 43: amended, on 1 July 2001, by section 24(1) of the Housing Corporation Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 37).

Schedule3IndustrialDesignAct1966: section30: repealed,on10December1988,by section14 oftheTestingLaboratoryRegistrationAmendmentAct1988(1988No167).

Schedule3MuseumofNewZealandTePapaTongarewaAct1992: section23: inserted, on 1 July 1992, by section 33(1) of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Act 1992 (1992 No 19).

Schedule 3 National War Memorial Act 1992: section 15: inserted, on 1 July 1992, by section 16 of the National War Memorial Act 1992 (1992 No 20).

Schedule 3 New Zealand Antarctic Institute Act 1996: section 11: inserted, on 1 July 1996, by section18 of the New Zealand Antarctic Institute Act 1996 (1996 No 38).

Schedule 3 Police Regulations 1949 (Reprinted with amendments Nos 1–24: SR 1985/259): regulation 93B: repealed, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(1) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).

Schedule 3 Post Office Act 1959: section 65: repealed, on 1 January 1988, by section 2(2) of the Post Office Act Repeal Act 1987 (1987 No 115).

Schedule 3 Post Office Act 1959: section 235: repealed, on 1 January 1988, by section 2(2) of the Post Office Act Repeal Act 1987 (1987 No 115).

Schedule 3 Prohibited Marks Order 1982 (SR 1982/127): inserted, on 17 December 1985,bysection2oftheFlags,Emblems,andNamesProtectionAmendmentAct1985 (1985 No 176).

Schedule 3 RacingAct 1971: section29: repealed, on1August 2003, by section69(1) of the Racing Act 2003 (2003 No 3).

Schedule 3 Racing Act 2003: section 24: inserted, on 1 August 2003, by section 69(1) of the Racing Act 2003 (2003 No 3).

Schedule 3 Recreation and Sport Act 1987: section 34: repealed, on 1 July 1992, pur suant to section 2(5) of the Sport, Fitness, and Leisure Amendment Act 1992 (1992 No 18).

Schedule3RuralBankingandFinanceCorporationAct1974: section 44: repealed, on 31 October 1989, by section 21(1) of the Rural Banking and Finance Corporation of New Zealand Act 1989 (1989 No 81).

Schedule3ScientificandIndustrialResearchAct1974: section13A:repealed,on1July 1992, by section 46(1) of the Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 (1992 No 47).

Schedule3SportandRecreationNewZealandAct2002: section12: inserted,on1January2003,by section62 oftheSportandRecreationNewZealandAct2002(2002No38).

Schedule 3 Sport, Fitness, and Leisure Act 1987: section 34: repealed, on 1 January 2003, by section 62oftheSport and Recreation New Zealand Act 2002 (2002 No 38).

Schedule 3 Standards Act 1965: section 29: repealed, on 1 July 1988, by section 28 of the Standards Act 1988 (1988 No 5).

Schedule 3 Testing Laboratory Registration Act 1972: section 29: inserted, on 17 December 1985, by section 2 of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 176).

Schedule 4 s 27(1) Enactments consequentially amended Archives Act 1957 (1957 No 13)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Companies Act 1955 (1955 No 63)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

National Art Gallery, Museum, and War Memorial Act 1972 (1972 No 11)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Patents Act 1953 (1953 No 64)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s) .

Shipping and Seamen Act 1952 (1952 No 49)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Trade Marks Act 1953 (1953 No 66)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Schedule 5 s 27(2)

Enactments repealed Chartered Associations (Protection of Names and Uniforms) Act 1930 (1930 No 15) (1957 Reprint, Vol 1, p 835)

Statutes Amendment Act 1939 (1939 No 39) (1973 Reprint, Vol 2, p 1635)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s) .

Statutes Amendment Act 1948 (1948 No 77) (1973 Reprint, Vol 2, p 1636)

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s) .

Contents

1 General

2 Status of reprints

3 How reprints are prepared

4 Changesmadeundersection17CoftheActsandRegulations Publication Act 1989

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

Notes

1 General

ThisisareprintoftheFlags,Emblems,andNamesProtection Act 1981. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Actasat7July2010,asspecifiedinthelistofamendmentsat the end of these notes.

Relevantprovisionsofany amending enactments thatcontain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints

Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the dateofthereprint,thelawenactedbytheprincipalenactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared

A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part8ofthe Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

Section17C oftheActsandRegulationsPublicationAct1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes thatwould alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

Anewformatoflegislationwasintroducedon1January2000. Changestolegislativedraftingstylehavealsobeenmadesince 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislationreprintedafter1January2000isinthenewformat forlegislationandreflectscurrentdraftingpracticeatthetime of the reprint.

In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authorit