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Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility

News and updates Enhancements to the IPONZ Case Management Facility
The enhancements to the IPONZ case management facility effective as of 16 June 2016 are as follows:Maintenance Due Date now searchable for PatentsYou are now able to search 2013 Act Patent applications by their Maintenance Due Date.New continued processing statuses...

Refund policy

Refund policy
Please be careful when completing a process as we will not give refunds if you change your mind after having paid a fee.A. We will refund the relevant fees you have paid in the following circumstances: You submitted an application for...

IPONZ supporting small business roadshow

News and updates IPONZ supporting small business roadshow
IPONZ is pleased to be supporting the upcoming Taking Care of Business Roadshow – a series of 16 events to be held around the country from June to October this year.Download the PDF file [1 MB PDF]Whether it's compliance, tax,...

The Journal - June 2016

News and updates The Journal - June 2016
The June edition of the Journal is now available.To view the sections of the journal select the link below: Patent, Trade Mark and Design applications and registrations.

Creative Sector workshops

News and updates Creative Sector workshops
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is undertaking a study to gain a better understanding of the creative sector and how it interacts with the copyright and designs regimes. Having completed the first stage of the study, involving targeted...

The Plant Variety Rights Journal - July 2016

News and updates The Plant Variety Rights Journal - July 2016
The latest quarterly edition of the Journal is now available.Choose from the links below to view the sections of the Journal. General information [96 KB PDF] Plant variety right applications and registrations

Public submissions on Geographical Indications Regulations and fee schedule

News and updates Public submissions on Geographical Indications Regulations and fee schedule
The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act (The GI Act) is currently being amended in a Bill before Parliament. When brought into force, the GI Act will establish a system for registering Geographical Indications in New Zealand for wines...

Decisions of the Commissioner - June 2016

News and updates Decisions of the Commissioner - June 2016
Decisions of the Commissioner issued in June are now available online. Select the links to see the decisions.Trade marks Number Mark First Party Second Party Doc Title Date of Decision Subject 994981 ISABEL DE FRANCE Isabel Ferrando Pinnacle Liquor Group Pty Limited 2016/10 03 June 2016 Class 33 Application for Declaration of Invalidity 990351 CLICK &...

MBIE seeks public submissions on TPP patent term extensions

News and updates MBIE seeks public submissions on TPP patent term extensions
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement that will liberalise trade and investment between twelve countries, including New Zealand.While most provisions of the TPP intellectual property chapter are consistent with New Zealand’s existing intellectual property regime, some legislative...

What is Skype

What is Skype
At IPONZ, we have installed software and equipment that will allow you to call us for free using Skype. We are open for your calls 8am-6pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-6pm Friday (except public holidays).PrivacySkype automatically encrypts all calls, so...