New Zealand

April 6, 2016

New Zealand: Trademark Guidelines Updated

IPONZ has updated the trade mark practice guidelines with regard to amendments to trademark applications and authorization of agency requirements for mergers. The “Amendments to trademark applications” section now clarifies the actions that must take place if you wish to request an amendment for a trademark application on the same day the application is filed. The “Agents” section now clarifies that an agent may only request for the merger of two or more trademark applications if they are the agent for all of the trademarks on the merger request. Source:  New Zealand Intellectual Property Office