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New Zealand

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New Zealand Patent filing requirements

PCT APPLICATIONS - NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PHASE ENTRY

 

  • Deadline is 31 months from priority date.

 

  • Documents / information required:

  1. International PCT Application No. (we can obtain any other details from the WIPO publication).

  2. If the specification is not in English, then a verified English translation of the specification, including any amendments, is required (see below for a suitable translator’s declaration).

  • No Power of Attorney Form is required.

  • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing...an Authorization Form can be filed later.

CONVENTION OR NON-CONVENTION PATENT APPLICATIONS

  • Deadline is 12 months for convention cases.

  • Documents / information required:

  1. Applicant name(s) and address(es).

  2. Inventor name(s) and address(es).

  3. For Convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.

  4. English language specification, including any drawings.

 

  • No Power of Attorney Form is required.

 

  • We do not require any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing...An Authorization Form can be filed later.

 

  • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the Patent Office.

 

TRANSLATORS DECLARATION

 

I,  ___________________________________

 

of ___________________________________

 

declare that the attached document is, to the best of my knowledge, a true and complete translation of

 

Patent Application No.   __________________


 

Signature of Translator: __________________

 

                                    Date: ______________

​New Zealand Design filing requirements

  • Deadline is 6 months for convention cases.

 

  • Documents / information required:

  1. Applicant name(s) and address(es).

  2. Designer name(s) and address(es).

  3. Product name.

  4. Representation(s) of the product (eg drawings or photos).

  5. For convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.

 

  • No Power of Attorney form is required.

 

  • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing...An Authorization Form can be filed later.

 

  • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the Patent Office.

New Zealand Trade Mark filing requirements

  • Deadline is 6 months for convention cases.

  • Documents / information required:

 

  1. Applicant nams(s) and address(es).

  2. Details of the Trade Mark. ( eg a sample, if a device mark).

  3. List of goods or services.

  4. Class(es) in which the mark is to be filed (or we can prepare).

  5. For Convention cases, the application number, filing date and country of each priority application.

  • No Power of Attorney form is required.

  • We do not need any documentation signed by the Applicant at the time of filing...An Authorization Form can be filed later.

  • Priority documents and any verified English translations are not routinely required, but may be later requested by the Patent Office.