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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.

Apply for an international trade mark

About IP Trade marks International Apply for an international trade mark
To file for an international application using IPONZ as the Office of Origin, you'll need to complete our online application form.


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...

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...

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...

Search for existing PVRs

About IP Plant variety rights Search
Always check that a plant variety is protected before you commercially propagate and sell plants of that variety.

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 IP Registers

Search for specific intellectual property cases.