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Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012 (reprint as at 13 September 2014)

 Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012 (reprint as at 13 September 2014)

Reprint as at 13 September 2014

Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012

(SR 2012/189)

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of July 2012

Present: Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to section 77 of the Patents Act 1953, section 20 of the De- signs Act 1953, and section 200 of the Trade Marks Act 2002, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government makes the follow- ing order— (a) for the purpose of giving effect to an international agreement

or arrangement to which New Zealand is a party or that applies to New Zealand; and

(b) acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Note Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint. Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated. This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


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Convention Order 2012 Reprinted as at

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Contents Page

1 Title 2 2 Commencement 2 3 Convention countries 2 4 Revocation 2

Schedule 2 Convention countries

Order 1 Title

This order is the Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Conven- tion Order 2012.

2 Commencement This order comes into force on 23 August 2012.

3 Convention countries Each of the entities named in the Schedule is a convention country for the purposes of all the provisions of the Patents Act 2013, the Designs Act 1953, and the Trade Marks Act 2002. Clause 3: amended, on 13 September 2013, by section 249 of the Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68).

4 Revocation The Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2000 (SR 2000/236) is revoked.

Schedule cl 3 Convention countries

African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Albania Algeria Andorra


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Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia (and Norfolk Island) Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) Benin Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia


Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Reprinted as at Schedule Convention Order 2012 13 September 2014

Comoros Congo Congo, Democratic Republic of Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark (and Faroe Islands) Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt, Arab Republic of El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Estonia Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) European Patent Office (EPO) European Union Fiji Finland France (including all overseas departments and territories) Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany, Federal Republic of Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea–Bissau


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Guyana Haiti Holy See (Vatican City) Honduras Hong Kong, China Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyz Republic Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau, China Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of


Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Reprinted as at Schedule Convention Order 2012 13 September 2014

Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands, Kingdom of the Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM) Oman Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) Peru Philippines Poland


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Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira) Qatar Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino São Tomé and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa Spain (and colonies) Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Togo


Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Reprinted as at Convention Order 2012 13 September 2014

Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom (and the Isle of Man) United States of America (and all territories and possessions of the United States, including Puerto Rico) Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

Rebecca Kitteridge, Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012. Date of notification in Gazette: 26 July 2012.



Reprinted as at Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks 13 September 2014 Convention Order 2012 Notes

Reprints notes

1 General This is a reprint of the Patents, Designs, and TradeMarks Con- vention Order 2012 that incorporates all the amendments to that order as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes Editorial and format changes to reprints are made using the powers under sections 24 to 26 of the Legislation Act 2012. See also http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conven- tions/.

4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint Patents Act 2013 (2013 No 68): section 249

Wellington, New Zealand: Published under the authority of the New Zealand Government—2014