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The Journal

The Journal of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand contains information the Commissioner is required by the Patents Act 1953 and the Patents Act 2013 to advertise. It's a monthly publication consisting of a General Information section in PDF format, and, an online section for applications and registrations. 

Latest publications

The journal publications below contain general information.

If you need information from earlier publications, please see our journal facility or contact us to request a copy of that Journal publication. Please indicate the needed dates or issue numbers in your reguest.

For case specific information that the Commissioner is required to advertise under the Patents Act 1953 see our journal facility.

General information published in the Journal for the last six months

This section of the journal contains the following information:

  • Gazetted industrial exhibitions
  • The Patent attorney register
  • Public notices
  • Expected publication dates
  • Fees
  • Official closed days

We also publish the Plant Variety Rights Journal on a quarterly basis. It contains details of applications for and grants of plant variety rights, notice of legislative changes and information about plant variety protection in other countries.

Patent, trade mark and design applications and registrations

In this section of the journal you search for details of patent, trade mark and design applications and registrations. For example, you can view the abridgement and drawing(s) of accepted patent applications and the details of accepted trade marks and designs in the Journal. The period during which oppositions to grant or registration can be filed commences upon the advertisement of acceptance in the Journal.

Viewing the online journal

Choose from the links below to view the sections of the Journal.

You may use the Journal to search for details of patent, trade mark and design applications and registrations. For example, you can view the abridgement and drawing(s) of accepted patent applications and the details of accepted trade marks and designs. The period during which oppositions to grant or registration can be filed commences upon the advertisement of acceptance in the Journal.

Read more on how to search the Journal.

Expected journal publication dates

Journal No.Publication dateRegistration
1650 23 December 2016 24 March 2017
1649 25 November 2016 27 February 2017
1648 28 October 2016 30 January 2017
1647 30 September 2016 04 January 2017
1646 26 August 2016 28 November 2016
1645 29 July 2016 31 October 2016
1644 24 June 2016 26 September 2016
1643 27 May 2016 29 August 2016
1642 29 April 2016 01 August 2016
1641 31 March 2016 01 July 2016
1640 26 February 2016 27 May 2016
1639 29 January 2016 02 May 2016
1638 24 December 2015 29 March 2016
1637 27 November 2015 28 February 2016
1636 30 October 2015 1 February 2016
1635 25 September 2015 5 January 2016
1634 28 August 2015 30 November 2015
1633 31 July 2015 2 November 2015
1632 26 June 2015 28 September 2015
1631 29 May 2015 31 August 2015
1630 24 April 2015 25 July 2015
1629 27 March 2015 28 June 2015
1628 27 February 2015 28 May 2015
1627 30 January 2015 1 May 2015
1626 24 December 2014 25 March 2015
1625 28 November 2014 2 March 2015
1624 31 October 2014 2 February 2015
1623 26 September 2014 5 January 2015
1622 29 August 2014 1 December 2014
1621 25 July 2014 28 October 2014
1620 27 June 2014 29 September 2014
1619 30 May 2014 1 September 2014
1618 30 April 2014 31 July 2014
1617 28 March 2014 30 June 2014
1616 28 February 2014 29 May 2014
1615 31 January 2014 1 May 2014
1614 20 December 2013 21 March 2014
1613 29 November 2013 3 March 2014
1612 25 October 2013 27 January 2014
1611 27 September 2013 3 January 2014
1610 30 August 2013 2 December 2013
1609 26 July 2013 29 October 2013
1608 28 June 2013 30 September 2013
1607 31 May 2013 2 September 2013
1606 26 April 2013 29 July 2002
1605 28 March 2013 1 July 2013
1604 22 February 2013 23 May 2013
1603 25 January 2013 26 April 2013
1602 21 December 2012 22 March 2013
1601 30 November 2012 1 March 2013
1600 26 October 2012 29 January 2013
1599 28 September 2012 4 January 2013
1598 31 August 2012 11 December 2012

The cut off date for all publications is one day prior to publication.

Classification of data

Key information relating to a patent, trade mark or design is tagged with a number. These numbers are called INID codes [149 KB PDF].

Because these numbers are consistent in every country, they allow you to read important information from a patent, trade mark or design even if you don't understand the language it's printed in.

The INID numbers can be found in brackets after field titles on our database extracts and on the online journal search screen.

Trade mark classification information in the journal

New Zealand uses the latest version of the Tenth edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services for Trade Marks, which is maintained by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Trade marks applied for in New Zealand since 1 January 2012 are recorded on the IPONZ database as being applied for or registered under Classification System 10, referring to the current edition of Nice Classification. New versions of the current classification edition are released annually.

Prior to 1 January 2012 IPONZ defined the version of classification system, that a trade make is registered in respect to, as either schedule 8, 9 or 10 – a reference to the corresponding Schedule of the New Zealand Trade Marks Regulations 1954.

Schedule 9 covers trade marks applied for between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2011.

Schedule 8 covers trade marks applied for between 20 August 2002 and 31 December 2006.

For more information about the Nice Classification system please see the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) website.

Request a copy of the Journal

Contact us to request a copy of the New Zealand Patent Office journal.

The Journal publications contain information that the Commissioner is required by the Trade Marks Act 2002, Patents Act 1953, Patents Act 2013, and the Designs Act 1953 to advertise. You can read our latest journal publications, or if you need information from earlier publications complete the form below.

From 10 December 2012 only the General Information section of the journal is available in PDF. Patent, trade mark and design application and registration information is only available from our online journal facility.