In 2018, a routine review of IPONZ’s fees identified a number of areas where changes could be considered. IPONZ prepared proposals to change some patent and trade mark fees, for which public submissions were sought between 25 June and 30 July 2018. After considering all submissions, revised proposals were then presented to Cabinet for approval.
Cabinet approved the revised changes to IPONZ fees at its meeting on 11 March 2019 and amendments to regulations were drafted to give effect to these fee changes. The amendments were then approved by Cabinet and the Executive Council on 16 September 2019, and will come into force on 13 February 2020. You can view the summary of changes to Patent and Trade Mark fees on the IPONZ website.
More information about the fee review process, and details of the fee changes, are available on the IPONZ fees review and consultation page.