Latest News & Articles

  • 22 July 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. However, both offices recognise the unprecedented nature the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is having on businesses and have modified their practices to allow for this.


  • 30 June 2020

    We take a look at the implications of patent protection on the availability of vaccines against, and treatments for, Covid-19 in the rush to discover and create these and issues such as compulsory licensing and patent pools.



  • 28 June 2020

    Each year tens of thousands of counterfeit products are imported into New Zealand. An easy way to deter and stop the importation of such infringing goods is to lodge border protection notices with the Customs Service of New Zealand. This is now more accessible as it is no longer necessary to pay a bond.



  • 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.


  • 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.



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