Latest News & Articles

  • 17 February 2021

    Both IPONZ and IP Australia provide all their services through electronic portals. It is therefore business as usual for filing applications and other correspondence with either office.

    In recognition of the unprecedented nature the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is having on businesses IP Australia has modified their processes and practices to support businesses and where possible will extend deadlines.

  • 17 December 2020

    Once the transition period expires on 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom will exit the European Union. We take a look at what this means for your European trade mark and design rights.

  • 16 December 2020

    After a year like no other we all deserve a restorative break. Here are our Christmas closure dates. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season.

  • 23 November 2020

    The government has recommended a change to the deadline for filing a divisional patent application in New Zealand, abolishing the current 5 year deadline and replacing it with a requirement that any divisional applications be filed during the examination phase of the parent.

  • 23 November 2020

    Several small yet significant changes are on the horizon for New Zealand Intellectual Property Laws. A number of these proposals have now been agreed to by cabinet and will proceed to draft legislation.

  • 12 November 2020

    Congratulations to the students at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Design Innovation, on their success in a very challenging year.

  • 29 September 2020

    The Australian Government has proposed a number of legislative amendments to the Designs Act 2003 to provide more flexibility for designers during the early stages of getting protection and to simplify and clarify aspects of the designs system.


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