New Zealand

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  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +12:00
  • Currency:

    New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Intellectual property protection in New Zealand

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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 the 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.


IP Legal Base in New Zealand

Trade Marks Act
Trade Marks Regulations
Copyright Act
Copyright Regulations
Designs Act
Designs Regulations
Patents Act
Patents Regulations
Plant Variety Rights Act


International organizations/agreements

Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
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


Patent Office Contact Details

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
P.O. Box 9241
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
Phone: +64 3 962 2607


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 23.02.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with New Zealand IP Laws