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We offer a range of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow you to build software that connects directly to the IPONZ system.

Who is it for?

  • Clients that use our system frequently, particularly IP agents.
  • IP software developers.
  • Anyone who uses data from the intellectual property registers.

What can I do with it?

  • Submit applications for trade marks, designs, and patents (PCT only)
  • Renew trade marks, designs, and patents
  • Pay the maintenance fee for patent applications
  • Get information from trade mark, design, and patent registers
  • Retrieve documents
  • Get details of all discussions and tasks for your organisation
  • Respond to examination tasks for trade marks, designs, and patents

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced administrative effort:
    • Less manual data entry - information about an application in your system can be transferred directly to IPONZ
    • Automatically download all details of your tasks, discussions, and documents that have been sent to you
    • Respond to examination tasks from within your own system
  • Reduced errors – directly transferring information from your own system re-entry
  • Easy access to information from the IP registers (patents, trade marks, designs)

What does it cost?

  • Use of the APIs is free for registered users of the IPONZ system.
  • Official fees are applicable for applications and renewals submitted via APIs. These are paid on a monthly direct debit or direct credit basis.

Where do I find out more?

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