What is the Deemed Date of Registration for International Registrations Designating New Zealand?
In this article I argue that priority is irrelevant to the deemed date of registration for international registrations under the Madrid Protocol that designate New Zealand. The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) disagrees, taking the view that international registrations that designate New Zealand and which have a right to a priority date will have that priority date as the deemed date of registration.
Assistant Commissioner Allows Patent Applicant to Keep on Trucking
In Mechanical System Dynamics Pty Ltd 2023 NZIPOPAT 10 the Assistant Commissioner withdrew the examiner’s obviousness objections after finding that the alleged invention is not obvious in relation to the cited prior art and that the examiner had provided no basis for arriving at the invention by mosaicking the prior art.
EPC National Validation Translation Requirements and the London Agreement – Rewards and Risks
The London Agreement, which initially took effect in May 2008, has reduced some of the translation burden for patentees who use the EPC system, but in some instances it can also create an ‘out of sight out of mind’ risk.