The New Zealand Institute
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Candidates sought for a New Zealand Chairperson of the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board

30 April 2019

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has commenced a recruitment process to appoint a New Zealand Chairperson to the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board.

The Board administers the regulatory and disciplinary regime for patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, and trade marks attorneys in Australia. More information about the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board can be found on their website.

The term of the current Australian Chairperson, Ms Mary Padbury, expires in October 2019. Under the Bilateral Arrangement with the Australian Government the position of Chairperson of the Board must rotate every three years between a person from Australia and a person from New Zealand.

The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are leading the recruitment process. More information about the position can be found on the MBIE careers page. All applications must be made through this site under job reference MBIE/1393169.

The closing date for applications is at 4:00pm on Tuesday, 4 June 2019.6
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