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Amendments to Trademark Laws

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Jun 02, 2010 (Newsletter Issue 11/10)
New Zealand
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Design Act Amended

New Zealand has amended the Designs Act 1953 to allow:

1.restoration of lapsed registered designs;
2.restoration of lapsed registered design applications; and
3.publication of registered design application details.

The Design Amendment Act 2010 received its royal assent on 19th April 2010 and comes into force on 19th April 2011 (or an earlier date if appointed by the Governor-General).

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