Trade mark fees

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Trade mark fees

All fees exclude GST (15%) and are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

IPONZ fees were most recently updated on 13 February 2020. Read about the review of IPONZ fees.

Search and preliminary advice

ItemAmount

Request for search (per class)

  • This will also include a preliminary advice report.
$50

Request for preliminary advice (per class)

  • This will also include a search report.
$50
Request for search and preliminary advice (per class) $50

See search and preliminary advice for more information.

Application

ItemAmount
Application for a trade mark (per class) $100
Application for a trade mark (per class) where:
  • The specification consists only of pre-approved goods and services descriptions; and
  • A search and preliminary advice report was not requested three months before the application
$70
Application for a trade mark (per class) where:
  • A search and preliminary advice report was requested three months before the application; and
  • The information in the application is exactly the same as that which was assessed in the search and preliminary advice report
$50
Application for additional class(es) (per class) $100

See apply for a trade mark for more information.

Renewal

ItemAmount
Trade mark registrations (per class, every 10 years) $200

See renewing a trade mark for more information.

Oppositions and hearings

ItemAmount
Notice of opposition by opponent $350
Hearing fee for each party $850

See trade mark hearings for more information.

Declaration

ItemAmount
Application for revocation of registration of trade mark $350
Application for declaration of invalidity of registration $350

Refunds

A refund will only be considered where required or permitted by legislation. The following legislation applies:

Refunds will not be provided in the following circumstances:

  • Where the applicant has chosen to pay GST with their application. If the fees attached to an application include GST, the Office assumes GST is payable by the applicant and will receipt that GST.
  • Refunds will not be processed once a filing has been receipted and work has commenced on, or been completed on the filing.

For more information, please see our Refund Policy.

Refund requests must be 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 payment method your refund will normally be direct credited into your bank account.