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.
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
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
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
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...
The information provided on this website is intended to be used as a general guide and does not represent legal advice. IPONZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment do not accept any responsibility or liability for any action...
Plant variety rights
This page covers the management of both granted Rights and applications for Plant Variety Rights.
1. Application filedYour application must meet legal requirements.An application may include a priority claim from an overseas application. A New Zealand application must be made within 6 months of the corresponding overseas application.2. First examinationWithin 15 working days of receiving...
Plant variety rights
Always check that a plant variety is protected before you commercially propagate and sell plants of that variety.