Latest News & Articles

  • 24 March 2020

    The Prime Minister of New Zealand has announced that New Zealand will move to COVID-19 alert level four at 11.59pm Wednesday 25 March 2020 for a period of four weeks as a preventative measure to break the chain of community transmission. This means that all businesses that are not providing essential services are to close and all our staff must work remotely.


  • 19 March 2020

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


  • 10 March 2020

    Our office location and courier address is now: Level 7, 158 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011.

    Our other contact details remain the same.



  • 10 January 2020

    As of 2 January 2020, Samoa is a party to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Hague System for protection of industrial designs, and the Lisbon System for protection of geographical indications.



  • 18 December 2019

    The less popular sibling to registered trade marks and patents had its 'day at the spa' recently as an application for cancellation of a registered design was heard and published. We take a quick look at what happened and what can be taken away.


  • 18 December 2019

    Here are our Christmas closure dates. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday season.

  • 25 November 2019

    IP Australia is in the process of reviewing protection for designs. The review and reforms are taking place in two stages, and IP Australia is currently consulting on both stages.



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