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Jul 30, 2012 (Newsletter Issue 12/12)
New Zealand
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Deposition of Accession to Madrid Protocol Soon Expected

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has issued a discussion document relating to amendments to the Trade Marks Regulations 2003 that will be necessary to implement the Madrid Protocol system of International registration of trade marks.

Details of its proposed timetable has been released by the IPONZ when the Madrid Protocol system should go live. This includes four months of system testing, consultation on the regulations and final drafting, followed by user training in October and November 2012.

Once the regulations are finalised, the IPONZ is expected to deposit an instrument of accession with the WIPO. IPONZ hopes to be in a position to file the instrument of accession in September. Within three months of this, New Zealand should be accepted into the system, and IPONZ is preparing itself to accept Madrid Protocol filings by the end of this year.

Source: A J Park, New Zealand