All fees are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). The fees listed below do not include GST. GST (15%) applies to all fees where the applicant or requestor is in New Zealand.
IPONZ fees were updated on 13 February 2020. Read about the review of IPONZ fees.
|PCT - Entry into national phase||$250|
|Request for examination or re-examination||$750|
See apply for a patent for more information.
|Request to amend complete specification before acceptance||$150|
|Request to amend complete specification after acceptance||$500|
Excess claims fee for examination of a patent application with 30 or more claims
|$120 for each 5th claim over 25|
The total excess claims fee payable for a patent application will be calculated based on the maximum number of claims contained in the complete specification during the examination process. This fee will be charged when the patent application has been accepted, and must be paid before the application can proceed to grant.
See paying an excess claims fee for more information.
|Due on the 4th and each subsequent anniversary of the filing date of the complete specification if the fee is paid during the period prescribed by regulation 9(1)(a)||$200|
|Due on the 4th and each subsequent anniversary of the filing date of the complete specification if the fee is paid during the period prescribed by regulation 9(1)(b)||$300|
See maintenance for more information.
Maintenance fees whose three-month payment period commences on or after 13 February 2020 are subject to the above fees.
|4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th year renewal||$200|
|10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th year renewal||$450|
|15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th year renewal||$1000|
|Late payment penalty||$100|
See patent renewal for more information.
Renewal fees whose three-month payment period commences on or after 13 February 2020 are subject to the above fees.
Late payments made on or after 13 February 2020 are subject to the above late payment penalty fee.
Oppositions and hearings
|Notices of opposition by opponent||$350|
|Request for a hearing||$850|
|Application to revoke a patent||$350|
See patent hearings for more information.
|Request for restoration of a patent application or patent||$600|
See restoration of a patent for more information.
Refund of fees
A refund will be considered where required or permitted by Regulation 149 of the Patents Regulations 2014.
Refunds will not be provided in the following circumstances:
- GST amounts are not eligible as separate refunds from their applicable fees. Where the applicant or requestor is in New Zealand, the Office will assume that GST is payable by the applicant or requestor.
- Refunds will not be processed once a filing has been receipted and work has commenced on the filing.
For more information, please see our Refund Policy.
Request a refund
Request a refund in writing and include the following information:
- receipt date
- receipt number
- amount you are requesting be refunded
- reason for refund
- name of person/organisation the refund is to be paid to.
If you have paid the fees using our direct debit system, the refund will show as an adjustment on your next direct debit statement.
If you paid the fees by any other method, your refund will normally be direct credited into your bank account.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international fees, last updated 1 August 2023.
|Fee per sheet over 30||$27|
|e-PCT PDF Filing reduction||$359|
|e-PCT XML Filing reduction||$539|
Search component (select one search authority)
|Australia search fee||$2340|
|EPO search fee||$3064|
|KR search fee||$1460|
|US search fee||$3400|
|US small entity search fee||$1360|
|US micro entity search fee||$680|
IPONZ requires direct credit payments for PCT International applications.
Once you have filed a PCT international application you’ll receive an email with the summary of the fees due and the MBIE PCT Trust Account details to pay your fee into.
See the PCT fee schedules on the WIPO website for the most current information.
WIPO PCT fee schedules — WIPO
The preferred methods of payment for all fees are credit card, internet banking or direct debit.
Contact us for more information about setting up a direct debit account.