The New Zealand Institute
of Patent Attorneys, Inc

Technical Updates and Information

Council aims to keep members informed of recent major changes to the law and other relevant announcements where they consider members will be impacted.

NZIPA representatives/reporters on IPONZ Technical Focus Groups

Trade marks TFG (Representative)

Tom Robertson - Pipers, Lower Hutt Office

Email trobertson@piperpat.com

Hearings TFG(Representative)

Barbara Sullivan - Henry Hughes, Wellington

Email b.sullivan@henryhughes.co.nz

Patents TFG (Reporter)

Duncan de Geest - AJ Park, Wellington

Email duncan.degeest@ajpark.com


NZIPA representatives on IP Australia Technical Focus Groups

Trade marks and Designs TFG (Representative)

Elena Szentivanyi - Henry Hughes, Wellington

Email elena@henryhughes.co.nz

Patents TFG (Representative)

Britta Fromow - Catalyst IP, Wellington

Email britta.fromow@catalystip.co.nz


2017:

iponz hearings technical focus group meeting of 7 march 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

IP Australia Patents Technical Focus Group Meeting of 11 April 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

IP Australia Trade Marks and Designs Technical Focus Group Meeting of 20 April 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

IPONZ Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 4 may 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

IP Australia Patents Technical focus group meeting of 27 july 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here

IPONZ Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 24 August 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

IPONZ Patents Technical Focus Group Meeting of 20 October 2017

A summary of matters discussed can be read here



2016:

The impact of brexit on intellectual property

We received the attached document from CIPA in September 2016. We will continue to publish further BREXIT documents from CIPA on this page.

Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 7 April 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Hearings Technical Focus Group Meeting of 1 August 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 25 August 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Patents Technical Focus group meeting of 6 October 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Drafts of examination guides section 8, section 40, section 230

Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 24 November 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Hearings Technical Focus Group Meeting of 29 November 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Minutes of NZIPA meeting with IPONZ 7 December 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.







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