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New Zealand Patents Filing Requirements

PATENTS   |  TRADE MARKS   |  DESIGNS

The following items are those that we require to file a New Zealand Patent application:

Provisional Application:

  • The full name(s), address(es) and nationality of the applicant(s) and inventor(s).
  • A specification in English including drawings (if any), or sufficient detail about the invention for us to prepare these.

Complete Application filed in first instance:

  • The full name(s), address(es) and nationality of the applicant(s) and inventor(s).
  • Specification in English including drawings (if any) and claims, all in duplicate, or sufficient detail about the invention for us to prepare these.
  • (An abstract can follow the application).

Complete Application associated with a Provisional Application or claiming Convention priority:
(deadline = 12 months from first application)

As above, but also:

  • The country, application number, filing date and applicant details of the first application.
  • (certified copy of foreign priority document and verified English translation if applicable, can follow application).

PCT National Phase Entry:
(Chapter I/Chapter II deadline:  21 months/31 months)

  • Copy of front page of International Application, but preferably a full copy of the application.
  • If the International Application is not in English, then a English Translation (preferably verified)  is required upon entry into the National Phase.  If the translation is not verified, then verification can follow National Phase Entry.

PCT locally originating International Applications.
(Available only to New Zealand residents and made within 12 months of the first application disclosing the same invention):

As for Complete Application filed in the first instance.

NB:    For all of the above, an Authorisation of Agent form is not usually required unless there is a change of agent after filing.  In these cases, an Authorisation of Agent form appointing the new agent is required.

Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys - Intellectual Property Specialists
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