The Authority, through the Department of Labour (read as: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), has registered the “Licensed by Immigration Advisers Authority” trade mark (the Trade Mark) with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. This is the Trade Mark:
The Department of Labour (read as: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) retains ownership of the Trade Mark, as set out in the Trade Mark Licence Agreement, which is appended to each licence approval letter.
An issue that has been identified in this area of professional practice is advisers not displaying the Trade Mark correctly.
There are no clauses of the code of conduct which relate directly to the use of the Trade Mark. However, advisers may only use the Trade Mark if they have read, understood and agreed to the terms of the Trade Mark Licence Agreement.
Use of the Trade Mark:
The Authority will review an adviser’s compliance with these requirements as part of the annual licence renewal process.
Advisers must adhere to the following requirements when using the Trade Mark:
For avoidance of doubt, advisers may not use the Trade Mark other than in connection with their practice as an immigration adviser.
Below are examples of correct and incorrect uses of the Trade Mark.
The following are examples of correct use of the Trade Mark:
Licence Number: 123456789
A company, Migrants R Us, employs two licensed immigration advisers:
|Mary Smith||Peter Smith|
|Licence Number: 123456789||Licence Number: 987654321|
The following are examples of incorrect use of the Trade Mark:
Migrants R Us
Company Number: 123456
Problem: This could lead a migrant to believe that the company is licensed.
Contact the team at Migrants R Us:
|Mary Smith||Peter Smith||Margaret Brown|
Problem: It is not clear who the advisers within the company are.