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Protected words

Registration of trade marks containing protected words may be difficult or prohibited.

If you apply to register a trade mark, a trade mark examiner will do research to determine whether or not it may be registered. They will check things like if your name is unique enough, or contains words that can’t be registered due to New Zealand legislation or international treaty.

Some protected words may be registered in trade marks with approval from the relevant organisation. More information is available in our Trade Marks Practice Guidelines.

Words protected by New Zealand legislation are listed alphabetically below.

Words protected by Article 6ter of the Paris Convention are searchable within the 6ter database.

A to D | E to I | J to N | O to R | S to Z | Names beginning with numbers

A

Accident Compensation Corporation

Accounting Standards Review Board

Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust

Agricultural Research Centre

Air Guide

Air Ranger

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand

Animal Research Laboratory

Antarctic New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand

ANZAC

Aotea Centre

Archive New Zealand

Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand

Asia New Zealand Foundation

Assurance

Assured

Auckland Aotea Centre

Audit

Audit New Zealand

B

Banc

Banca

Bancaire

Banco

Bancorp

Bancorporation

Bank

Banker

Bankers

Banking

Banks

Banque

Beijing 2008

Beijing Commonwealth

Beijing Games

Beijing Olympiad

Beijing Olympian

Beijing Olympic

Boy Scout

Boy Scouts Association

Broadcasting Commission

Broadcasting Standards Authority

Brown Owl

Brownie

C

Career Services

Carillon

Carrillion

Children's Commissioner

Civil Aviation Authority

Commerce Commission

Commissioner for Children

Commonwealth 2006

Commonwealth 2008

Commonwealth 20th

Commonwealth 26th

Commonwealth 29th

Commonwealth Beijing

Commonwealth Melbourne

Commonwealth Torino

Commonwealth Turin

Commonwealth Twentieth

Commonwealth Twenty-ninth

Commonwealth Twenty-sixth

Commonwealth XXIXth

Commonwealth XXth

Commonwealth XXVIth

Co-op

Cooperative

Co-operative

Correspondence School

Creative NZ

Credit Union

Crown

Crown Law Office

D

D.S.I.R

Department of Building and Housing

Department of Child, Youth and Family Services

Department of Conservation

Department of Corrections

Department of Internal Affairs

Department of Labour

Department of Scientific and Industrial Research

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

District Health Boards

Dominion Physical Laboratory

Drug Free Sport New Zealand

DSIR

E

Eagle Owl

Earthquake Commission

Education Review Office

Electoral Commission

Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Limited

Electricity Governance Board

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Environmental Risk Management Authority

F

Fish & Game New Zealand

Fish and Game Councils (Regional)

Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology

G

Gambling Commission

Games 2006

Games 2008

Games 20th

Games 26th

Games 29th

Games Beijing

Games Melbourne

Games Torino

Games Turin

Games Twentieth

Games Twenty-ninth

Games Twenty-sixth

Games XXIXth

Games XXth

Games XXVIth

Genesis Energy

Genesis Power Limited

Geneva Cross

Girl Guide

Girl Guides Association

Golden Kiwi

Government

Government Communications Security Bureau

Government Department

Government Superannuation Fund Authority

Governor General

Governor-General

Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation

Guider

H

Harness Racing New Zealand

Health and Disability Commissioner

Health Research Council of New Zealand

Health Sponsorship Council

Her Majesty

House of Representatives

Housing Corp

Housing Corporation

Housing Corporation of New Zealand

Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation

Human Rights Commission

I

Inland Revenue Department

Instant Kiwi

Institute of Nuclear Sciences

Institute of Technology

Insurance

Insurances

International Atomic Energy Agency

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

International Criminal Police Organisation

International Development Association

International Finance Corporation

International Olympic Committee

Interpol

J

K

L

Land Information New Zealand

Laughing Owl

Law Commission

Legal Services Agency

Lone Guide

Lotto Combo

M

MAF

Management Consultancy Services

Maori Battalion

Maori Language Commission

Maritime New Zealand

Melbourne 2006

Melbourne Commonwealth

Melbourne Games

Melbourne Olympiad

Melbourne Olympian

Melbourne Olympic

Mental Health Commission

Meteorological Service of New Zealand

Minister

Minister of the Crown

Ministry

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Ministry for Primary Industries

Ministry for the Environment

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Economic Development

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Fisheries

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Housing

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Maori Development

Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

Ministry of Research, Science and Technology

Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Transport

Ministry of Women's Affairs

Museum of New Zealand

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Mutual

N

National Archives

National Art Gallery

National Library of New Zealand

National Museum

National Olympic Committee

National Provident Fund

National War Memorial

Necal

New Zealand Antarctic Institute

New Zealand Antarctic Programme

New Zealand Artificial Limb Board

New Zealand Blood Service

New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team

New Zealand Communicable Disease Centre

New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Export - Import Corporation

New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Fire Service Commission

New Zealand Fish and Game Council

New Zealand Game Bird Habitat Trust Board

New Zealand Geographic Board

New Zealand Government Property Corporation

New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association

New Zealand Lotteries Commission

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board

New Zealand Oceanographic Institute

New Zealand Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association Incorporated

New Zealand Olympic Committee Incorporated

New Zealand Olympic Team

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

New Zealand Racing Board

New Zealand Royal Foundation of the Blind

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

New Zealand Soil Bureau

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Limited

New Zealand Teachers Council

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

New Zealand Tourism Board

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited

Nga Pou Taunaha O Aotearoa

Ngai Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust

NZ on Air

NZGS

O

Office of Film and Literature Classification

Office of the Clerk

Office of the Controller and Auditor-general

Office of the Ombudsmen

Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Olympiad 2006

Olympiad 2008

Olympiad 20th

Olympiad 26th

Olympiad 29th

Olympiad Beijing

Olympiad Melbourne

Olympiad Torino

Olympiad Turin

Olympiad Twentieth

Olympiad Twenty-ninth

Olympiad Twenty-sixth

Olympiad XXIXth

Olympiad XXth

Olympiad XXVIth

Olympian 2006

Olympian 2008

Olympian 20th

Olympian 26th

Olympian 29th

Olympian Beijing

Olympian Melbourne

Olympian Torino

Olympian Turin

Olympian Twentieth

Olympian Twenty-ninth

Olympian Twenty-sixth

Olympian XXIXth

Olympian XXth

Olympian XXVIth

Olympic 2006

Olympic 2008

Olympic 20th

Olympic 26th

Olympic 29th

Olympic Beijing

Olympic Games

Olympic Gold

Olympic Melbourne

Olympic Torino

Olympic Turin

Olympic Twentieth

Olympic Twenty-ninth

Olympic Twenty-sixth

Olympic XXIXth

Olympic XXth

Olympic XXVIth

P

Pacific Business Trust

Parliament

Parliamentary Counsel Office

Parliamentary Service

Pharmac

Pharmaceutical Management Agency

Physics and Engineering Laborartory

Police

Police Conduct Authority

Polytechnic

Post Guide

Privacy Commissioner

Public Trust

Q

Queen

Quotable Value NZ Limited

R

Racing Conference

Ranger Guide

Red Crescent

Red Cross

Red Lion and Sun

Reinsurance

Re-insurance

Reserves Boards

Residual Health Management Unit

Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner

Returned Services

Returned Services' Association

Road Safety Trust

Ross Dependency Research Committee

Royal

Royal Charter

RSA

Ruakura

S

School Boards of Trustees

Scout

Sea Guide

Sea Ranger

Securities Commission

Serious Fraud Office

Social Workers Registration Board

Soil Conservation Centre

Sparc

Sport and Recreation New Zealand

Standards Council

Standards Council New Zealand

State Services Commission

Statistics New Zealand

T

Takeovers Panel

Tawny Owl

Te Hokowhitu Maori 28

Te Kawai Taumata

Te Mangai Paho

Te Ohu Kai Moana

Te Ope Hoia Maori 28

Te Ope Taua Maori 28

Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Putea Whakatupu Trust

Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi

Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori

Te Wai Maori Trust Phrase

Television New Zealand Limited

Tertiary Education Commission

Tertiary Education Institutions

Testing Laboratory Registration

Testing Laboratory Registration Council

The Treasury

Toc H

Torino 2006

Torino Commonwealth

Torino Games

Torino Olympiad

Torino Olympian

Torino Olympic

Totaliser Agency Board

Tourism New Zealand

Trading As

Transit New Zealand

Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Trotting Conference

Turin 2006

Turin Commonwealth

Turin Games

Turin Olympiad

Turin Olympian

Turin Olympic

Twentieth Commonwealth

Twentieth Games

Twentieth Olympiad

Twentieth Olympian

Twentieth Olympic

Twenty-ninth Commonwealth

Twenty-ninth Games

Twenty-ninth Olympiad

Twenty-ninth Olympian

Twenty-ninth Olympic

Twenty-sixth Commonwealth

Twenty-sixth Games

Twenty-sixth Olympiad

Twenty-sixth Olympian

Twenty-sixth Olympic

U

UN

Underwriter

Underwriting

UNDP

UNESCO

UNICEF

UNIFEM

United Nations

United Nations Children's Fund

United Nations Development Fund for Women

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

University

UNOHCHR

V

Valuation New Zealand Limited

W

War Memorial, Carillon and Hall of Memories

Watertight Homes Resolution Service

Wheat Research Institute

WHO

Work and Income New Zealand

World Bank

World Health Organisation

World Meteorological Organisation

X

XXIXth Commonwealth

XXIXth Games

XXIXth Olympiad

XXIXth Olympian

XXIXth Olympic

XXth Commonwealth

XXth Games

XXth Olympiad

XXth Olympian

XXth Olympic

XXVIth Commonwealth

XXVIth Games

XXVIth Olympiad

XXVIth Olympian

XXVIth Olympic

Y

Z

Names beginning with numbers

2006 Commonwealth

2006 Games

2006 Olympiad

2006 Olympian

2006 Olympic

2008 Commonwealth

2008 Games

2008 Olympiad

2008 Olympian

2008 Olympic

20th Commonwealth

20th Games

20th Olympiad

20th Olympian

20th Olympic

26th Commonwealth

26th Games

26th Olympiad

26th Olympian

26th Olympic

28 Maori Battalion

28th Maori Battalion

28th Maori Battalion (NZ) Association Incorporated

28th Maori Battalion Association

29th Commonwealth

29th Games

29th Olympiad

29th Olympian

29th Olympic

Last updated 4 May 2018