Transitional Period to Register as a Trade Marks Attorney Closing Soon
The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime commenced on 24 February 2017. Under this regime, regulation 22.15 of the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (Cth) allows persons who were registered as a patent attorney in New Zealand immediately before the commencement date to apply for registration as an Australian Trade Marks Attorney. Interested attorneys are reminded that applications for registration under regulation 22.15 need to be received by the Designated Manager on or before 26 February 2018. Applications received after this date will not be processed.
The relevant application form can be found here, whilst a Guidance Note on how to complete a Statement of Experience can be found here.
Candidates Sought for the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board
The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board will have a vacant position from late June 2018 for a New Zealand representative of the patent attorney profession.
The New Zealand Government is seeking a New Zealand resident with substantial experience, knowledge and standing in the patent attorney practise to serve on the Board.
The closing date for applications to be received by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is 5.00pm on Monday, 19 March 2018. Please apply through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment careers website and search for MBIE/1317507.
Code of Conduct 2018 launch webinar
On 13 February 523 attorneys logged in to a webinar hosted by Professor Andrew Christie to launch the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board’s Code of Conduct 2018.
Watch the webinar