Trade Marks Māori Advisory Committee Members
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Wellington
He Tono Mema mō te Komiti Tohutohu Māori i te Pou Rāhui Hanga Hou
E matatau ana koe ki te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga Māori?
E aronui koe ki ngā taonga maha me ngā whakanikoniko toi Māori?
He kaha ōu hononga ki ngā hapori Māori?
He wheako ā-ture, ā-pakihi rānei ōu?
Mehemea e ‘āe’ mai ana koe ki ētahi o ēnei pātai, tērā pea ka pīrangi koe ki te tū hei mema.
I whakatūria te Komiti Tohutohu i 2003 i raro i te wāhanga 177 o te Ture Waitohu 2002, kia mahi mai ki roto i Te Pou Rāhui Hanga Hou o Aotearoa (IPONZ). Tokorima te nuinga o ngā mema, ko tētahi ka tohua hei heamana e te Kaikōmihana Waitohu. Kei te rapu te Kaikōmihana i ngā tono mai a te hunga e hiahia ana kia whakatūria ki te Komiti, arā ki te whakakī i ngā tūranga e rua. E āhei mai ai te kaitono hei mema, me matatau ia ki Te Ao Māori, ki ngā Tikanga Māori, me mārama hoki ki te Mātauranga Māori me te Reo Māori, kia taunga hoki ki ngā mahi ā-pakihi, ki ngā mahi ā-ture rānei.
Ka whakatūria ngā mema mō te toru tau, ā, ka taea te whakatū mai anō. Ehara ēnei tūranga i te mahi wā kikī. Ka whiwhi utu ngā mema mo tā rātau noho ki ngā hui a te Komiti i raro i te anga whakawhiwhi utu mō ngā rōpū e whai take ana te Karauna.
Ko te mahi a te Komiti nei, hei tā tōna ture, he tohutohu i te Kaikōmihana mō te tupono hareharetanga o tētahi waitohu e mau ana i ngā kupu me ngā whakaahua Māori. Ko te tikanga mahi tahi a te Kaikōmihana me te Komiti he mea whakarite mā te pukapuka whakaatu whakaaetanga me ētahi tikanga whakahaere.
Kua oti i a Te Pou Rāhui Hanga Hou o Aotearoa te whakarite ki roto i tōna ture, ko ngā tono waitohu katoa ka tirohia ā-rorohiko ki roto i tāna pūnaha whakahaere tono. Ka arotake ngā mema o te Komiti Tohutohu Māori i ngā waitohu, arā mō te tupono hareharetanga, mā tēnei pūnaha rorohiko.
Nō te whakatūnga mai o te Komiti i 2003, kua tuku whakaaro ngā mema mō ngā tono waitohu, arā mō te tupono hareharetanga, e kō atu ana i te 6,000.
Mō ētahi atu kōrero mō ngā waitohu Māori, tae atu ki ngā tikanga whakahaere a te Komiti, te pukapuka whakaatu whakaaetanga me ngā mema o tēnei wā, me toro mai ki https://www.iponz.govt.nz/about-ip/maori-ip/
Ki te tono mai, patua te pātene “Tono Mai”, ā, hei reira whakakī ai te pukapuka tono, ka tuku mai hoki he Rārangi Pūmanawa, he reta hoki e whakamahuki mai ana i tō ritenga ki tēnei tūranga.
Mehemea he pātai āu, whakapā atu ki a Simon Gallagher i firstname.lastname@example.org me te whakaatu i te nama tono 1268251.
Call for Members to the Trade Marks Māori Advisory Committee
Are you knowledgeable in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori?
Are you interested in customary and contemporary Māori art?
Do you have strong networks within Māori communities?
Do you have legal or business experience?
If you answer yes to some of the above, you may be interested in becoming a member?
The Advisory Committee was established in 2003 under section 177 of the Trade Marks Act 2002, and functions within the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). It consists of up to five members, including a chairperson, appointed by the Commissioner of Trade Marks. The Commissioner is seeking expressions of interest from people wishing to be considered for appointment to the Committee to fill two current vacancies.
To be eligible for appointment as a member of the Committee, a person must have knowledge of Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori, an understanding of Matauranga Māori and Te Reo Māori, and business and/or legal expertise.
Members will be appointed for a period of up to three years, with provision for reappointment. The positions are not full time. Members will receive a sitting fee in accordance with the fees framework for members appointed to bodies in which the crown has an interest.
The Committee’s statutory function is to advise the Commissioner as to the likely offensiveness of a trade mark containing Māori text and imagery. The relationship between the Commissioner and the committee is regulated by a memorandum of understanding and terms of reference.
The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has mandated through legislation that all trade mark applications are to be processed electronically through its case management facility. Māori Advisory Committee members make their assessments on the possible offensiveness of trade marks through this electronic facility.
Since the Committee was established in 2003, members have provided advice on the possible offensiveness of over 6,000 trade mark applications.
For more information about Māori trade marks including the Terms of Reference, Memorandum of Understanding and current members’ details, please see https://www.iponz.govt.nz/about-ip/maori-ip/
To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button where you will need to complete the application form and upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.
Enquires welcome to Simon Gallagher at email@example.com quoting reference number 1268251.