“The CPTPP is a free trade agreement involving New Zealand and ten other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It was signed in Chile on 8 March 2018. For more clarity on how these amendments to chapter IP apply specifically to intellectual property in accordance with the above-mentioned acts, please visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website. disclosure.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2018/70 The CPTPP covers most of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signed and ratified in 2016. The CPTPP is distinguished by the fact that 22 points of the TPP are suspended in the revised agreement. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a free trade agreement that will liberalize trade and investment among 11 Pacific countries. After the U.S. withdrew from the Polarizing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in January 2017, negotiations between the remaining 11 TPP member states continued in Vietnam. While most of the provisions of the chapter are consistent with the existing intellectual property system in New Zealand, some legislative changes have been made to allow for ratification of the agreement. New Zealand has negotiated some flexibility in the implementation of some of the CPTPP`s commitments. The CPTPP was signed by the 11 countries on 8 March 2018 and will enter into force on 30 December 2018. The 11 countries are: 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 line with the Intellectual Property (IP) Chapters of the CPTPP, which came into force on December 30, 2018. .