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Uploading of New Zealand Patent Records

1 May 2015

Records of New Zealand patents/patent applications published from 1861 to 1879 and from 1891 to 1979, have now been digitised and uploaded into the IPONZ online patent system. The collection does not include patents published in the period 1880 to 1890, as patents from that era were not in a format that could be digitised economically.

Each entry is derived from:

  • the abstract printed in the Patent Office Journal from 1912 to 1979 (POJ 1207),
  • the “Supplements to the NZ Gazette” from 1890 to 1912, or
  • earlier compilations - published by order of the New Zealand Parliament - of New Zealand patents issued between 1861 and 1879.

The patent records of this collection may be searched using the Search Patent/Search Patent Case(s) facility of the IPONZ online system. Please note that only a few data fields are populated in these older records. A case will not be found by a search involving a field for data that has not been entered.

We are presently digitising copies of the patent specifications for these records and these will be loaded into the system as readable pdf documents linked to the case record.