Trade mark fees

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Trade mark fees

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

Search and preliminary advice

Item Amount
(excluding GST)
Request for search and preliminary advice (per class) $50

See search and preliminary advice for more information.

We no longer offer separate “search” or “preliminary advice” reports. Both are now provided in a “search and preliminary advice report”.

Application

Item Amount
(excluding GST)
Application for a trade mark (per class) $100
Application for a trade mark (per class). To receive this reduced fee your goods and services specification must use only pre-approved terms $70
Application for a trade mark (per class). To receive this reduced fee your application must be:
  • based on a search and preliminary advice report issued within three months of your application; and
  • exactly the same information as assessed in the search and preliminary advice report
$50
Adding a class to an application (per class). This is only available:
  • on the same day your application was filed; or
  • when we require terms in your goods and services specification to be moved to the correct class
$100

See apply for a trade mark for more information.

Renewal

Item Amount
(excluding GST)
Trade mark registration renewal (per class, every 10 years) $200

See renewing a trade mark for more information.

Oppositions and hearings

Item Amount
(excluding GST)
Notice of opposition by opponent $350
Hearing fee for each party $850

See trade mark hearings for more information.

Declaration

Item Amount
(excluding GST)
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:

  • 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.

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.