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Uploading of New Zealand Patent Records

News and updates 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...

The Journal - May 2015

News and updates The Journal - May 2015
29 May 2015 The May 2015 edition of the Journal is now available. To view the sections of the journal select the links below: General Information [554 KB PDF]. Patent, Trade Mark and Design applications and registrations.

Enhancement to the IPONZ Management facilty

News and updates Enhancement to the IPONZ Management facilty
25 June 2015 Enhancement to the IPONZ case management facility effective today is as follows: Export discussions to PDF You can now generate PDF reports of discussions in your inbox or on a case. The PDF report will be emailed to you upon...

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.


Looking at innovation from a real world perspectiveIntellectual property (IP) protection allows people to control and be rewarded for their innovations and creative efforts. IP assets like patents for new inventions, trade marks for branding goods and services and registered...


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...

Terms of use

Terms of use
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...

Manage Plant Variety Rights

About IP Plant variety rights Manage
This page covers the management of both granted Rights and applications for Plant Variety Rights.

Examination process

About IP Designs Examination process
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...