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Facts and figures

We collect data about patent, trade mark, design, and plant variety rights application volumes. 

April 2022

IPONZ continues to watch filing volumes closely. We have produced a number of graphs comparing last month’s activity to the month previous, and the same month in the previous year relying on the submission date.

Trade mark filing volumes

Graph showing trade mark filing volumes

This graph of trade mark filing volumes shows the number of classes applied for on national applications was 2671 in the month of April, down from 3409 in the month earlier, compared with 2982 in the same month in last year. The number of classes applied for on international applications designating New Zealand was 2343 in the month of April, down from 2724 in the month earlier, compared with 2111 in the same month last year. .

Trade mark filing volumes (New Zealand applicants)

Graph showing trade mark filing volumes (New Zealand applicants)

This graph of trade mark filing volumes applied for by New Zealanders shows the number of classes applied for was 1750 in the month of April, the same as in the month earlier, compared with 1775 in the same month in last year.

Patent filing volumes

Graph showing patent filing volumes

This graph of patent filing volumes shows the number of international applications received via the national phase of the Patent Cooperaton Treaty (PCT) was 395 in the month of April, down from 487 in the month earlier, compared with 445 in the same month in last year. The number complete applications submitted was 120 in the month of April, down from 170 in the month earlier, compared with 91 in the same month last year.

The number of requests to examine patent applications received in the month of April was 371, down from 556 in the month earlier, compared with 301 in the same month in last year.

Patent filing volumes (New Zealand applicants)

This graph of patent filing volumes applied for by New Zealanders shows that the number of complete patent applications applied for was 17 in the month of April, down from 24 in the month earlier, compared with 15 in the same month in last year.

Designs filing volumes

Graph showing designs filing volumes

This graph of designs filing volumes shows that the number of designs applied for was 133 in the month of April, up from 105 in the month earlier, compared with 114 in the same month in last year.

Designs filing volumes (New Zealand applicants)

Graph showing designs filing volumes (New Zealand applicants)

This graph of design filing volumes applied for by New Zealanders shows that the number of design applications applied for was 19 in the month of April, down from 34 in the month earlier, compared with 30 in the same month in last year.

Plant variety rights volumes

Graph showing plant variety rights volumes

This graph of plant variety rights filing volumes shows that the number applied for was 19 in the period of three months to April, down from 27 in the three months prior to that, compared with 24 in the same three month period last year. p>

Application volumes - raw data

Application volumes for patents, trade marks, designs and plant variety rights since 2014 are available for download in the data sets below.

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Requesting statistics

We can also provide other useful statistical data on request from our database. To make a request please use our online request service Please make your request as specific as possible to allow us to respond more quickly. We may contact you to clarify or refine your request.

Our data is also available via MBIE’s API services. The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Global Brands Database uses services like these for overnight updates to the New Zealand trade marks register data it uses.