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Enhancements to IPONZ’s case management facility

23 October 2014

Enhancements to IPONZ’s case management facility, effective today, are as follows:

Updates to the Maintain Client section 

We have implemented a number of changes to help users navigate the Maintain Client section.

Two of the main changes are:

  • Functionality to ensure that users search the register before having the option to create a new client. This will minimise client duplication in the online IPONZ client database.
  • Simplified address entry. When adding a client’s address you will be able to copy the physical address as the postal or service address.


[image] Updates to the Maintain Client section.

Read more about using the Maintain Client section.


Request the Commissioner to Direct Examination 

The request information form has been updated to allow submission of requests to direct examination of a patent application under the Patents Act 2013.

[image] Request the Commissioner Direct Examination.

You can make the request through the Request for Information/Direction online form.

Read more about how to request to the Commissioner to direct examination.


New patent document types

You will be able to upload the following new document types through the additional documents/ correction of error section in the patent amendment screen.

  • Micro-organism deposit receipt
  • Request extension of time, Reg.147

Read more about how you upload these new documents.