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Intellectual property protection in New Zealand

Intellectual Property in New Zealand

1. New Zealand general info

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is located some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.

International Country Code:  NZ

Time Zone:   UTC+12, Summer UTC+13                            

Currency:    New Zealand dollar (NZD)

See detailed information about Patent registration in New Zealand (non-PCT)

See detailed information about Patent registration in New Zealand (PCT national phase)

See detailed information about Trademark registration in New Zealand

See detailed information about Industrial Design registration in New Zealand

2. IP Legal Base in New Zealand

Trade Marks Act
Copyright Act
Designs Act
Patents Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
TRIPS Agreement – The agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
P.O. Box 9241
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Phone: +64 3 962 2607
Fax: +64 4 978 3691
Email: info@iponz.govt.nz
www.iponz.govt.nz

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in New Zealand are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by PIPERS on 10/11/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with New Zealand IP Laws.

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