Archive: October 17, 2014

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Restrictions to Filing Divisional Applications Under New Zealand’s New Patent Law

Restrictions to Filing Divisional Applications Under New Zealand’s New Patent Law

The New Zealand Patents Regulations 2014 have effectively introduced a five year deadline for filing divisional applications.

The deadline arises as a result of restricting the period in which examination of a divisional application may be requested. In this regard, examination must be requested within five years of the date of filing of the parent application, or for a series of divisional applications, within five years of the date of filing of the first application in the series. Read More

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