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New Zealand
Trade Marks Act 2002
Purpose of legislation The purposes of this Act are to: • more clearly define the scope of rights protected by registered trade marks; • simplify procedures for registering a trade mark in order to reduce costs to applicants and to reduce business compliance costs generally; • address Maori concerns relating to the registration of trade marks that contain a Maori sign, including imagery and text; • deter counterfeit activity in relation to registered trade marks in New Zealand; • ensure that New Zealand's trade mark regime takes account of international developments.
The Trade Marks Act 2002 will enter into force as soon as Regulations have been made, indicatively 2003.
Type of legislation Act of Parliament
Contact for enquiries Intellectual Property Policy Group Regulatory and Competition Policy Branch Ministry of Economic Development 33 Bowen Street P O Box 1473 Wellington NEW ZEALAND Email: