We are removing late payment fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications where IPONZ is the designated Receiving Office.
Currently when we receive a new PCT application, its fees must be paid by a given deadline or a late payment fee is applied.
For new PCT applications from 15 May 2023:
- We will no longer charge late payment fees for these PCT applications.
- If the application fees are not paid by the deadline, we will invite the applicant to pay the fees within an extended deadline, however no late fee will be added.
- If the application fees are still not paid, we will withdraw the PCT application after this extended deadline has lapsed.
For more information relating to filing international patent applications from New Zealand under the PCT, please visit our website: