Proposal for trans-Tasman regulation of patent attorneys

We are working with the Ministry of Economic Development in New Zealand on the discussion paper Trans-Tasman Patent Attorney Regulation [825 KB].

The discussion paper proposes to establish:

  • a single governance body for patent attorneys
  • consistent qualification requirements for registration as a patent attorney
  • a single register of patent attorneys
  • a single disciplinary regime

Eighteen submissions were received in total:

Australian submission

New Zealand submissions

For further information about the proposal please contact us.

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Last Updated: 13/12/2012

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