Global Intellectual Property Center

New Zealand

New Zealand

Primary Sources

  • Commerce Act 1986 (reprint as at 21 February 2014) (2014)
  • Copyright (Border Protection) Regulations 1994 (reprinted as at 29 September 2003) (2003)
  • Copyright (Border Protection) Regulations 1994, Amendment No. 1 (1996)
  • Copyright (General Matters) Amendment Regulations 1998 (1998)
  • Copyright (General Matters) Amendment Regulations 2003 (2003)
  • Copyright (General Matters) Regulations 1995 (reprinted as at 7 October 2011) (2011)
  • Copyright (General Matters) Regulations 1995, Amendment No. 1 (1996)
  • Copyright (Infringing File Sharing and Cellular Mobile Networks) Order 2013 (2013)
  • Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008 (reprinted as at 31 October 2008) (2008)
  • Copyright (Parallel Import Notice Fee) Regulations 1995 (1995)
  • Copyright (Parallel Importing of Films) Amendment Act 2013 (2013)
  • Copyright (Removal of Prohibition on Parallel Importing) Amendment Act 1998 (1998)
  • Copyright Act 1994 (reprinted as at 1 March 2016) (2016)
  • Copyright Act Commencement Order 2000 (2000)
  • Copyright Amendment Act 1996 (1996)
  • Copyright Amendment Act 1999 (1999)
  • Copyright Amendment Act Commencement Order 1996 (1996)
  • Criminal Procedure (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2013 (2013)
  • Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (reprint as at 1 January 2014) (2014)
  • Crown Proceedings Act 1950 (reprint as at 18 July 2013) (2013)
  • Customs and Excise Act 1996 (reprinted as at February 15, 2014) (2014)
  • Designs Act 1953 (reprinted as at 13 May 2016) (2016)
  • Designs Amendment Act 1996 (1996)
  • Designs Amendment Act 2010 (2010)
  • Designs Amendment Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Designs Amendment Regulations 2011 (2011)
  • Designs Regulations 1954 (reprint as at 19 April 2011) (2011)
  • Designs Regulations 1954, Amendment No. 10 (1987)
  • Designs Regulations 1954, Amendment No. 2 (1975)
  • Disputes Tribunals Act 1988 (2013)
  • Fair Trading Act 1986 (reprinted as at 23 April 2014) (2014)
  • Fair Trading Amendment Act 1994 (1994)
  • Fair Trading Amendment Act 2013 (2013)
  • Government of New Zealand, Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill, 186-2, Wellington, New Zealand, 2014.
  • Government of New Zealand, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill, Explanatory note, June 2016.
  • House of Representatives, Patents Bill Supplementary Order Paper No. 237, 14 May 2013, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Major Events Management Act 2007 (reprinted as at 1 July 2012) (2012)
  • Medicines Act 1981 (reprint at at 5 August 2013) (2013)
  • Medicines Amendment Act 1994 (1994)
  • Patents (Transitional Applications) Regulations 1994 (1994)
  • Patents Act 2013 (reprinted as at 13 May 2016) (2016)
  • Patents Act Commencement Order 1954 (1954)
  • Patents Amendment Act 1992 (1992)
  • Patents Amendment Act 1994 (1994)
  • Patents Amendment Act 1996 (1996)
  • Patents Amendment Act 1999 (1999)
  • Patents Amendment Act 2002 (2002)
  • Patents Amendment Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Patents Regulations 1954 (reprint as at 1 July 2013) (2013)
  • Patents Regulations 1954, Amendment No. 2 (1972)
  • Patents Regulations 1954, Amendment No. 3 (1975)
  • Patents Regulations 2014 (2014)
  • Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Convention Order 2012 (2012)
  • Privacy Act 1993 (reprint as at 1 January 2014) (2014)
  • Trade Mark Amendment Regulations 2012 (2012)
  • Trade Marks (Border Protection and Transitional Applications) Amendment Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012 (2012)
  • Trade Marks Act 2002 (reprinted as at 13 May 2016) (2016)
  • Trade Marks Amendment Act 1999 (1999)
  • Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 (reprint as at 29 April 2013) (2011)
  • Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2011 (2011)
  • Trade Marks Amendment Act 2011 Commencement Order 2013 (2013)
  • Trade Marks Regulations 2003 (reprint as at 29 April 2013) (2013)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill (133-3), 8 November 2016.

Secondary Sources

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  • A J Park, A J Park Submission to the Commerce Select Committee regarding the Patents Bill, 9.7.2009.
  • A J Park, Protecting Industrial Designs in Australia and New Zealand – A Comparison, 8.3.2016 (accessed November 2016).
  • A. A. Thornton, Changes to New Zealand patent law, Legal Update, July 2014 (accessed November 2014).
  • AIPPI (2005). “Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law”, Q.187, New Zealand, Julie BALLANCE.
  • AIPPI (2005). “Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights”, Q.186, New Zealand, Julie BALLANCE.
  • AIPPI (2008). “Border measures and other Means of Customs Intervention against Infringers”, Q.208, New Zealand, Julie Ballance, Kate Duckworth, November 2008.
  • AIPPI (2010). “Liability for contributory infringement of IPRs – certain aspects of patent infringement”, Q.204P, New Zealand, Michael Hawkins, Julie Ballance, 21.4.2010.
  • AIPPI (2010). “Protection against the dilution of a trademark”, Q.214, New Zealand, Julie Ballance, Kate Duckworth, 31.3.2010.
  • AIPPI (2010). “Selected issues of counterfeiting, border measures and customs seizures”, Paris Workshop Pharma III, Hans-Friedrich Czekay, 2010.
  • AIPPI (2011). “Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors”, Q.216B, New Zealand, Julie Ballance, Kate Duckworth, 3.3.2011.
  • AIPPI (2011). “The availability of injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs”, Q.219, New Zealand, Julie Ballance, Kate Duckworth, 3.3.2011.
  • AIPPI (2012). “The use of prosecution history in post-grant patent proceedings”, Q.229, New Zealand, Greg WEST-WALKER, Nikki KAHN, 31.5.2012.
  • AIPPI (2013). “Trademarks: Plain Packaging Questionnaire”, Q.212, New Zealand, the New Zealand Group.
  • AIPPI (2014). “Second medical use or indication claims”, Q.238, New Zealand, Michael BROWN, Helen BELLCHAMBERS, 4.4.2014.
  • AIPPI (2015). “Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights”, Q.192, New Zealand, the New Zealand Group.
  • AIPPI (2015). “Trade secrets: Overlap with restraint of trade, aspects of enforcement”, Q.247, New Zealand, Kate MCHAFFIE, 7.6.2015.
  • AIPPI (2016). “Study Question (Copyright) – Linking and making available on the Internet”, New Zealand, Richard WATTS and Ali MERRY, 22.4.2016.
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  • Baldwins, ISP liability for copyright infringement: are dodgy subscribers worth the risk?, Rosemary Wallis and Thomas Huthwaite, Lexology, 12.4.2013
  • Baldwins, New Zealand’s TPPA Amendment Bill: further copyright law amendments, Paul Johns, Thomas Huthwaite 25.5.2016
  • Baldwins, TPP, CETA and IP – can New Zealand learn from the Canadian anagram?, Tim Jackson, Lexology, 15.8.2014
  • Beehive.govt.nz, Government moves forward with plain packaging of tobacco products, 19.2.2013
  • Beehive.govt.nz, Standardised Packaging Bill passed, 8.9.2016
  • Bell Gully, Counterfeiting true religion, Kristin Bradley, Lexology, 26.9.2012
  • Bell Gully, Trade secret theft becomes a criminal offence
  • Copyright Council of New Zealand, Fair dealing Information Sheet, January 2009.
  • Davies Collison Cave, Pharmaceutical Patents Review Panel releases “Suggested Issues Paper”, 4.1.2013
  • DTS Limited, Australia should learn from NZ piracy experience, 11.6.2014
  • European Communities trademarks Association (ECTA), Submission for the consideration of the Select Health Committee of the New Zealand Parliament regarding the New Zealand Parliament Bill on Plain Packaging for Cigarettes, 24 March 2014.
  • FB Rice, New Zealand Standard Patent Opposition
  • FPA Patent Attorneys, New Zealand Patent Oppositions – New and Improved (New Act Cases), Tracey Hendy, 28.4.2014
  • FPA Patent Attorneys, NZ Patent Oppositions – What are the steps?, Tracey Hendy, 31.1.2013
  • Freehills Patent Attorneys, Introducing … New Zealand’s Patents Act 2013, 11.9.2013
  • Giblin, R. (2014). “Evaluating Graduated Response”, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol.37, Issue 2, pp.147-210.
  • Government of New Zealand, TPP Q&A, October 2015
  • Henry Hughes, Raising the bar in New Zealand – the Patents Act 2013, David Nowak and Frank Callus, Lexology, 1.8.2014
  • James & Wells Intellectual Property, 2012 APAA Trademarks Committee Meeting, Special Topics: Protection of Well Known Marks from Different Perspectives”, 2012
  • James & Wells Intellectual Property, Enforcing rights in unregistered trade marks (accessed November 2013).
  • James & Wells Intellectual Property, The award of damages in IP cases in New Zealand, Gus Hazel and Sébastien Aymeric, Lexology, 21.6.2012
  • King & Wood Mallesons, Busted as bro…first ruling under NZ’s ‘three strikes’ copyright infringement laws, Anthony McKew, Lexology, 12.2.2013
  • Lexology, Copyright in product design: more protection for your buck in New Zealand, 14.8.2013
  • Lexology, Extensions of term for patents in New Zealand – how will they be affected by the TPPA?, 8.8.2014
  • Lexology, New Zealand progresses TPPA with recommendation to pass amendment bill, 1.11.2016
  • Lexology, Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) – one way of bringing New Zealand IP laws in line with Australia, 6.10.2015
  • Madderns, New Zealand’s New Patents Act (accessed November 2014).
  • Minister of State Services, E-government Unit, Open Source Software Briefing Memorandum, 4 March 2003.
  • New Zealand Customs Service, Annual Report 2013/14, 2014.
  • New Zealand Government, Ministry of Health, Plain packaging (accessed November 2013).
  • New Zealand Government, The Copyright (New Technologies and Performers’ Rights) Amendment Bill – Frequently Asked Questions (Retreived November 2014).
  • New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, 1953 Patents Act Practice Guidelines (retrieved November 2013).
  • New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, Draft Prosecution Policy Guidelines under the Trade Marks Act 2002 and the Copyright Act 1994 (retrieved November 2013).
  • New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, How do I enforce my intellectual property rights? (retreived November 2013).
  • New Zealand Intellectual Property Office, Timeframes (retreived November 2013).
  • New Zealand Parliament, Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill, 2016.
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Intellectual Property, Changes to New Zealand Patent Law (accessed November 2014).
  • Policy for New Zealand, Public Sector Remix, NZOSS Pilot Workspace, 26 May 2010.
  • PwC (2012). Economic contribution of the New Zealand film and television industry, 8 June 2012.
  • Shelston IP, New Zealand – New Practice Guideline for Examination of Swiss-Style Claims, Gareth Dixon and Charles Tansey (Accessed Novemebr 2013).
  • Shelston IP, New Zealand hits ‘go’ on new patent law, Mark Vincent and Katrina Crooks, Lexology, 4.9.2013
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  • Spruson & Ferguson, Third party actions under the New Zealand Patents Act 2013, 20.5.2014
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  • Stuff.co.nz, Illegal downloaders get off scot free, as Copyright Tribunal process too expensive, CHLOE WINTER, 13.9.2015
  • THE COPYRIGHT (NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS) AMENDMENT BILL
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  • The New Zealand Herald News, Internet piracy drops after ‘three strikes’ law, 23.7.2012
  • The New Zealand Herald News, NZ to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products, 19.2.2013
  • The New Zealand Herald, Thousands of counterfeit items stopped at New Zealand borders, 18.9.2016
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