Trade Marks Act 2002

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3 Purposes

The purposes of this Act are to—


more clearly define the scope of rights protected by registered trade marks; and


simplify procedures for registering a trade mark in order to reduce costs to applicants and to reduce business compliance costs generally; and


address Māori concerns relating to the registration of trade marks that contain a Māori sign, including imagery and text; and


deter counterfeit activity in relation to registered trade marks in New Zealand; and


ensure that New Zealand’s trade mark regime takes account of international developments.