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Facts and figures

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

This information is represented in Shockwave Flash format and the raw data is also available as a spreadsheet.

Application volumes

You must have Adobe Flash installed to use the dashboard.


You can use the dashboard above to view application volumes since July 2005. You must have Adobe Flash installed to use the dashboard.

The Overview tab shows long-term application filing trends for patents, trade marks, and designs for the last four financial years, as well as hearings decisions issues for all domains over the past year.

  1. Select a domain (e.g. “Patents”, “Trade Marks”, “Designs”)
  2. Adjust the slider below the chart to change the time period.

The Patents, Trade Marks, Designs, and Plant Variety Rights tabs show data since July 2005.

  1. To view data for a particular domain (e.g. “Patents”, “Trade Marks”, “Designs”, “Plant Variety Rights”) select the appropriate tab at the top.
  2. To view data for a particular financial year (e.g. “2005/2006) select it from the list on the left.
  3. To include or exclude a particular type of application (e.g. “Provisional”, “National”) or financial year click the coloured square or circle next to the label.

Raw data

Innovation in New Zealand

New Zealanders are well known for their creativity and resourcefulness. Every year we receive thousands of applications from Kiwis from Kaitaia to Bluff. A breakdown by region of last month's applications is presented below.


RegionApplications for December 2018
Auckland 40
Dunedin/Otago 1
Hamilton/Waikato 8
Manawatu-Wanganui 1
Northland 1
Taranaki 1
Wellington 3
Total 55


RegionApplications for December 2018
Auckland 35
Bay of Plenty 2
Christchurch/Canterbury 9
East Coast 2
Hamilton/Waikato 13
Manawatu-Wanganui 4
Nelson/Tasman 3
Northland 2
Taranaki 1
Wellington 5
Total 76

Trade Marks

RegionApplications for December 2018
Auckland 360
Bay of Plenty 24
Christchurch/Canterbury 65
Dunedin/Otago 27
East Coast 8
Hamilton/Waikato 33
Hawkes Bay 22
Manawatu-Wanganui 10
Marlborough 6
Nelson/Tasman 10
Northland 11
Southland 8
Taranaki 11
Wellington 67
West Coast 4
Total 666

Requesting statistics

We can also provide other useful statistical data 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.