New Zealand 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:

PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

The PCT system allows simplified international patent applications which in turn eases national filings.

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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

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Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

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Substantive Examination

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Opposition Period

3 months

Use Requirement Period

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National Filing Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed by the assignor and the assignee.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of Incorporation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of Incorporation.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensee, simply signed.
  •  License Agreement signed by both parties.

PCT Filing

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  International Publication.
  •  International search report.
  •  International preliminary examination report.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed by the assignor and the assignee.
  •  Power of attorney from the assignee, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of Incorporation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of Incorporation.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensee, simply signed.
  •  License Agreement signed by both parties.

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