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Intellectual property

We are responsible for policy relating to the protection of intellectual property in New Zealand. 

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What is intellectual property?

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind and there are various forms of IP protection available.

 

Intellectual property rights and protections

Intellectual property rights give creators and innovators the exclusive right, for a limited time, to control what others may do with their work.

 

Single Economic Market intellectual property outcomes

In 2009 the New Zealand and Australian prime ministers agreed on a set of single Economic Market (SEM) outcomes to harmonise regulatory settings and to strengthen trans-Tasman economic integration.

Read more about Single Economic Market intellectual property outcomes

Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act Guidelines

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ngāti Toa Rangatira have jointly developed guidelines for the Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act 2014.

Read more about Haka Ka Mate Attribution Act Guidelines

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To find out more about intellectual property protection in New Zealand contact our Intellectual Property Policy group.