Tokelau

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Overview

Capital: Tokelau is a non-self-governing territory of New Zealand. To the extent that Tokelau can be said to have a capital, this rotates between atolls and is the village of the Ulu.

Population: 1,411 (est. 2011)

Languages: Tokelaun, English

Area: 12 km2

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Legal System: Based on English Common law

Protection of IP Rights

A non-self-governing territory of New Zealand, Tokelau is a tiny country in the South Pacific made up of three small coral atolls. It does not have its own independent IP legislation.

Registration and Protection of Patents

Patent protection obtained in New Zealand extends to Tokelau.

Registration and Protection of Trade Marks

A New Zealand trade mark registration under the 1953 Act previously extended coverage to Tokelau. However, this Act was repealed and the new 2002 Act does not extend this same coverage. Tokelau is an extremely small country and it is not possible to protect a trade mark in Tokelau, either through trade mark legislation or publication of a cautionary notice.

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