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Changes to Patent and Trade Mark Fees Imminent
Following feedback from submissions sought during the middle of 2018 IPONZ has now submitted and received Cabinet approval for its Fees Review, which will involve amendments to patent and trade mark fees and hence regulations.
Exemptions for IP from Prohibitions on Restrictive Trade Practices Repealed
From 19th August 2019 the exemptions from the prohibitions on restrictive trade practices that allowed for certain dealings in intellectual property will be removed when the repeal of subsection 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 takes effect.