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IPONZ to implement WIPO Digital Access Service

Starting 30 May 2016, IPONZ users will be able to deposit and retrieve priority documents relating to patent applications via WIPO's Digital Access Service (DAS).

The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) is an electronic system allowing priority documents and similar documents to be securely exchanged between participating intellectual property (IP) offices. This will allow IPONZ to retrieve priority documents from a central source without needing patent applicants to supply their own copies. IPONZ will also be able to supply patent documents to WIPO DAS on request, which removes the need to provide these as certified copies for applicants' use.

More details on IPONZ's WIPO DAS implementation will be released after its start date.