The Register lists all geographical indications (GIs) applied for or registered in New Zealand. It contains the details of all:
- enduring New Zealand GIs (ie, “New Zealand”, “North Island” and “South Island”)
- New Zealand wine and spirit GIs
- foreign wine and spirit GIs.
An enduring New Zealand GI is a permanent GI which can’t be altered or removed from the Register, and doesn’t expire. There are three enduring GIs:
- New Zealand
- North Island
- South Island.
The Register displays the status of each GI’s application or registration. Status falls into two categories:
- Live - this includes the statuses: “Filed”, “Under examination”, “Accepted”, “Abeyance”, “Registered”, “Under opposition”, “Abandoned – continued processing available” and “Expired but restorable”.
- Not in force - this includes the statuses: “Expired”, “Cancelled”, “Removed”, “Withdrawn”, “Abandoned” and “Rejected”.
Using the Register
You can control the results you see on screen using the following filters.
- the NZ tab at the top to only see NZ GIs
- the Overseas tab at the top to only see foreign GIs
- Wine to see only wine-related GIs
- Spirits to see only spirits-related GIs
- Live to see only GIs with “Live” status (see GI status)
- Not in force to see only GIs with “Not in force” status (see GI status)
- an option from the Legal type drop-down to show:
- Part 1: Enduring GIs
- Part 2: NZ and foreign GIs registered and applied for in NZ
- Part 3: Foreign GIs registered as part of international trade agreements.
Sort the list
You can sort any list of GIs as follows:
- North to South (only available if you select the NZ tab )
- Recently updated.
You can also export the page to a PDF, or print it, or email it.
You can download and search the GI Register (in a CSV file) using the Download Register option.
Return to the full Register
Use the Clear all filters option to return to a full list of GIs.
The details page for each GI (except enduring GIs) contains the following information:
- the GI’s name and IP (intellectual property) number
- whether the GI relates to a wine or a spirit
- the GI’s status
- any conditions of use that are proposed for (NZ) or already apply to (foreign) the GI
- copies of the documentation relating to the GI
- the registrant or applicant’s name and address
- the agent’s name and address (if applicable)
- the GI’s history, from date of filing
- for New Zealand GIs:
- a map of the area covered by the GI
- a list of any local GIs that fall wholly or partly within the area of the GI
- for foreign GIs:
- the country or countries of origin where the GI is protected
- any translation and transliteration of the GI’s name.
Depending on a GI’s status, from this page registrants, applicants, their agents, or “interested persons” can also: