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You have had an idea and the IP is protected, so now you need a path to market? The following links connect you to intellectual property offices worldwide, international on-line search databases and classification systems for foreign registration.

And find out more about how to finance and commercialise your idea via the links to business information, business support and funding organisations.

 

International Intellectual Property Offices

World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
US Patent and Trademark Office
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)
Benelux Organization for Intellectual Property (BOIP)
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO)
European Patent Organisation (EPO)
International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
Intellectual Property Office of Australia
Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM)
Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office)
 

International Search Databases

 

Patents

WIPO international patent database
US Patent and Trademark Office
European Patent Office
Intellectual Property Office of Australia
UK Intellectual Property Office
 

Trade Marks

WIPO international trade mark database
US Patent and Trademark Office
Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market
Intellectual Property Office of Australia
UK Intellectual Property Office
 

Designs

WIPO international design registration database
US Patent and Trade Mark Office (Design Patents)
Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market
Intellectual Property Office of Australia
UK Intellectual Property Office
 

Plant varieties

United States Patent and Trade Mark Office - Plant Patents
United States Department of Agriculture – Plant Variety Protection Office
International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)
Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (UK)
Intellectual Property Office of Australia
 

Copyright information

Copyright Council of New Zealand
Copyright Tribunal
WIPO
USPTO
UK Intellectual Property Office
Australian Copyright Council
 

International Prior Art Search Databases

ISI Web of Knowledge 
Science Direct
Scopus
The Institute of Engineering and Technology
Google Scholar
Engineering Village
 

International Classification Systems

Nice Classification
Locarno Classification
International Patent Classification (IPC)
UPOV Plant Variety database
 

Business info & training

WIPO SME Resources
US Patent and Trademarks Office
WIPO Worldwide Academy
 

Business Support & Research Assistance

Companies Office
IRD
NZTE
Employers and Manufacturers Association
Economic Development Association
 

Investment and Development Funding

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Ltd (NZVIF)
FRST/TechNZ
New Zealand Venture Capital Association (NZVCA)

 

Last updated 7 March 2014