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Notification of an industrial or international exhibition

The Journal Notification of an industrial or international exhibition
Industrial or international exhibitions recorded with IPONZ can provide an inventor or designer with the opportunity to showcase their invention or design without compromising the ability to protect their intellectual property. The process of notification is sometimes called “gazetting”. Why notify in the...

Release of information

Release of information
We provide access to documents under the legislation we administer, principally the Trade Marks Act 2002, the Patents Act 1953, the Designs Act 1953, and the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987. A large amount of the information we hold is publicly available by searching our website....


There are no joining or maintenance fees and you'll only be charged for the services you use. Become a registered user Become a registered user of our case management facility so you can manage your intellectual property. ...

Managing your inbox and cases

Support Managing your inbox and cases
Once you've logged into our case management facility, you'll go straight to your Inbox. The screen is split into the following three areas. Tasks As you move through the process of applying for and maintaining an IP case, at times you'll be required to...


About IP Plant variety rights Fees
List of fees payable for Plant Variety Rights.

Search for existing designs

About IP Designs Search
This is a guide to the use of the Search Designs Cases in our case management tool. For legal advice concerning registration of designs we recommend that you contact a patent attorney or lawyer familiar with intellectual property law.

Technical questionnaires

About IP Plant variety rights Technical questionnaires
Before you begin your PVR application, you need to fill in the appropriate technical questionnaire for your application

Maintain a design

About IP Designs Maintain
Once your design is registered, make sure it doesn’t lapse or expire by keeping the design details up to date.

Legislation and hearings

About IP Designs Legislation and hearings
Legislation In New Zealand, the Designs Act 1953 and the Designs Amendment Act 2010 govern the administration of rights to a design. These Acts are accompanied by the Design Regulations 1954 and the Designs Amendment Regulations 2011 ....

The Journal - January 2016

News and updates The Journal - January 2016
29 January 2016 The January 2016 edition of the Journal is now available. To view the sections of the journal select the link below: Patent, Trade Mark and Design applications and registrations .

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