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.
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.
- June 2016 - Journal 1644 [533 KB PDF]
- May 2016 - Journal 1643 [532 KB PDF]
- April 2016 - Journal 1642 [527 KB PDF]
- March 2016 - Journal 1641 [158 KB PDF]
- February 2016 - Journal 1640 [546 KB PDF]
- January 2016 - Journal 1639 [921 KB PDF]
This section of the journal contains the following information:
- Gazetted industrial exhibitions
- The Patent attorney register
- Public notices
- Expected publication dates
- 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.
- General information
- Patent, trade mark and design applications and registrations. As of 10 December 2012 all patent, trade mark and design journal information is only available through the online search function.
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 date||Registration|
|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.