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Patent attorney information

Patent attorney information
The trans-Tasman patent attorney register records the names of all registered patent attorneys licensed to provide patents advice in New Zealand and Australia.


About IP Copyright
Copyright protects your original works like artwork, books, computer programs, drawings, films, music, and sound recordings.

Enforcing copyright

About IP Copyright Enforcing copyright
You're responsible for monitoring the way your copyright is used, and protecting it against infringement. If your copyright has been infringed within New Zealand, get assistance from an intellectual property (IP) attorney to take civil action on your behalf.


About IP Copyright Legislation
The Copyright Act 1994 (the Act) allows copyright owners to control certain activities relating to the use and dissemination of their works. The legislation provides for border protection measures and both civil and criminal action infringement penalties. The Act is...

File sharing infringement

About IP Copyright File sharing infringement
File sharing makes digitally stored information available for others to access across the internet. Multiple users can share content using peer-to-peer networks or applications.


About IP Designs
A design in New Zealand is defined as the new or original features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article by any industrial process or means.

Search and preliminary advice

About IP Trade marks Search and preliminary advice
If you’re unfamiliar with the trade mark registration process, apply for a search and preliminary advice report first. It will provide you with an assessment of whether your desired trade mark is likely to comply with two important areas examined under the Trade Marks Act 2002.

Country code information in the journal

The Journal Country code information
The country of convention priority is identified by a two-letter code conforming to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) Standard ST.3 "Recommended Standard on Two-Letter Codes for the Representation of States, Other Entities and Intergovernmental Organizations".The code for convention countries...


We offer a range of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allow you to build software that connects directly to the IPONZ system.Who is it for? Clients that use our system frequently, particularly IP agents. IP software developers. Anyone who uses data from the...

Managing your account

Support Managing your account
Each client record holds information about that company, individual or other legal entity. This reduces the amount of data entry an applicant has to perform on application. Interested parties can view the address details of an intellectual property owner on...

Trade Mark Check Trade Mark Check

See if a trade mark like yours already exists on the NZ Register.
Trade Mark Check (beta)

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Search for specific intellectual property cases.