Bill Bar-2 includes amendments to the 2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, as it amends the Copyright Act of 1994, including: disclosure.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2018/70 The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPCC) agreement is a free trade agreement that will liberalize trade and investment among 11 peripheral Pacific countries. The bill would amend the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Act 2016 to reflect the new CPTPP agreement. In New Zealand, the CPTPP Amendment Act 2018 proposes a series of amendments to the Copyright Act 1994, the Patents Act 2013 and the Trade Marks Act 2002, in accordance with the chapters of the CPTPP (IP) that came into effect on December 30, 2018. Following the abandonment by the United States of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in January 2017, negotiations continued between the remaining 11 TPP member states in Vietnam. The agreement was renamed the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), with the suspension of 22 conditions in the original text of the TPP. In 2018, the agreement was ratified by seven different countries and entered into force between these parties on 30 December 2018. The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11, is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Now that seven parties have ratified the agreement, the CPTPP has entered into force. Trade and Export Growth Minister Hon David Parker announced that the comprehensive and progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPCPC) agreement will come into effect on December 30, 2018. This means that a number of amendments to the Copyright Act 1994, the Patents Act 2013 and the Trade Marks Act 2002 will come into effect on the same day, in accordance with the chapters of the CPT on Intellectual Property (IP). “The CPTPP is a free trade agreement involving New Zealand and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It was signed in Chile on March 25, 2018. Negotiations ended on 23 January 2018 and participants agreed to suspend 22 points from the original TPP agreement.
New Zealand will now apply an additional 12 months for the disclosure of an invention. This means that, effective December 30, 2018, any public disclosure of an invention, one year before a patent filing date by the inventor or assignee, can be ignored to determine whether the invention is new. The CPTPP covers most of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, signed and ratified in 2016. The CPTPP is distinguished by the fact that 22 TPP positions are suspended in the revised agreement. The CPTPP was signed by all 11 countries on 8 March 2018 and will come into force on 30 December 2018. The 11 countries are: from a specific observation, the impact of the ratification of the CPTPP and its proposals to amend THE IP legislation in New Zealand appears to be relatively small. This article summarizes the key changes to intellectual property rights under the CPTPP agreement. Information on how these IP Chapter changes apply specifically to intellectual property, in accordance with the above laws, can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.