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Filing an application

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Filing an application
Applications for PatentsApplications for Patents in New Zealand may be made using our online services. The online filing forms supersede any paper forms formerly in use. 1 Any valid application made through our online services will be given a...

Technical guidance

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance
IPONZ/PVR Office publishes technical guidance providing detailed information for plant variety rights testing practices including growing trial requirements, supply of plant material and other testing and examination activities.

Availability and supply of plant material for PVR purposes

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Availability and supply of plant material for PVR purposes
Availability for Plant Variety Rights purposesAn application for Plant Variety Rights can be made before plant material of the variety is present in New Zealand, except for arable, vegetable, grass and pasture species where supply of seed is required at...

Guidelines for PVR growing trials on an applicant's property

About IP Plant variety rights Technical guidance Guidelines for PVR growing trials on an applicant's property
PurposeTo establish whether or not a PVR candidate variety is distinct, uniform and stable under local climatic conditions and to draft the complete variety description for that variety.EstablishmentThe growing trial must be established as soon as possible after notification of...

Section 10: Meaning of useful

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 10: Meaning of useful
An invention, so far as claimed in a claim, is useful if the invention has a specific, credible, and substantial utility.Meaning of useful1. For an invention to be patentable it must be novel over what is already known from the...

Section 67: Applicants must act by deadline if deadline set by Commissioner

About IP Patents The Patent Examination Manual Section 67: Applicants must act by deadline if deadline set by Commissioner
(1) If the Commissioner has acted under section 66(2)(b), the applicant must, by the deadline (if any) set by the Commissioner, make a substantive response to the report.(2) After each response, the Commissioner may issue a further report under section 65,...

Offers of license of right

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Offers of license of right
For Granted Patents Offers of License of Right may be made at any time via our online systems.Offers of License of Right will be published in the next journal and will be subject to a two month opposition period.

Restoring a patent or patent application

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Restoring a patent or patent application
Failure to pay a renewal fee within six months of the renewal date will cause a Patent to lapse. Failure to respond to an office deadline during the application process will result in the application going abandoned.Under certain conditions it...

Filing of PCT International applications by email

About IP Patents Patents Act 1953 Filing of PCT International applications by email
IPONZ acting as the International Receiving Office will receive International Applications via e-mail (mail@iponz.govt.nz) with immediate effect. Providing that the International Application meets the requirements of Article 11(1) PCT and is filed prior to 11.59pm on a day that the...

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