IPONZ is now a providing office for the purpose of accessing the WIPO CASE system.
The WIPO CASE system is a platform by which international IP offices may be able to securely share search and examination documentation related to patent applications. Since June 2015, IPONZ has operated as an accessing office for WIPO CASE reports.
From 12 March 2018 onwards, IPONZ will now act as both a providing and accessing office for the WIPO CASE system. All search and examination documentation for IPONZ’s patent cases will therefore also be uploaded to the WIPO CASE system and shared with its participating IP offices.