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/reporter 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



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

Minutes of NZIPA meeting with IPONZ 7 December 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.

Trade Marks Technical Focus Group Meeting of 24 November 2016

A summary of matters discussed can be read here.







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