Patents in New Zealand

There are several reasons to file your patent in New Zealand, Strategic Location as New Zealand is strategically located between the Asia-Pacific region and the Americas, which can provide a convenient gateway to both markets. Strong Intellectual Property Protection with a strong legal system and a smooth examination process.

Additionally, New Zealand is known for its innovation, and the government is actively investing in research and development. This provides an environment that supports and encourages the development of new ideas and inventions, along with a range of funding options available to support innovative businesses and startups. This includes government grants, tax incentives, and venture capital.

Filing a patent in New Zealand can provide an applicant with a range of benefits, including strong intellectual property protection, access to international markets, and a supportive environment for innovation.

If you are looking for an IP partner to assist you with your patents with competitive prices, do not hesitate to contact us!.

Why choose us

  • Quality service: is characterized by providing services with the highest quality standards. Our services are carried out by attorneys and engineers specialized in intellectual property in order to ensure quality and that all the legal requirements are covered.
  • Experience: We have more than 20 years of experience providing large companies, law firms and inventors, international design and patent application services in almost every country.
  • Personalized communications: All communications between our clients and are managed by dedicated account executives and saved on our confidential and secure  platform.
  • Competitive prices and no hidden fees: We offer competitive prices and inform of any possible additional cost timely and in advance.

How to apply


Prepare the patent specifications. We can assist you with this also.


Request a quotation for the patent filing.


Payment of the patent filing service.


Assigned attorney review and prepare the forms.


Patent application filed and reported to you.

General information

Invention patent

Design patent

Filling timelines

The time limit for the PCT national phase entry in New Zealand is 31 months from the earliest date of priority and 12 months for Direct Paris Route application. This term can be restored under certain circumstances.

The time limit for filing a design is 6 months from the earliest date of priority.

Required documents

POA not required.

 A drawing set of the different views of the design. POA not required.

Examination stage

The request for substantive examination must be filed within 5 years from the International filing date for PCT national phases or from the filing date for direct patent applications. The patent office may request the applicant to file the examination request in early stage.

No examination fees must be paid. The substantive examination is automatically conducted.


In this country there is an acceptance fee to be paid if the patent has more than 20 claims. 

No granting fee must be paid.

Our services


International patent filing (any country)

We have more than 20 years of experience filing and handling patent applications in almost every country. With us you will find a centralized and cost-effective filing of your international applications, allowing you to focus on the invention and the business side of your project.


Portfolio management

We are an excellent solution for law firms and experience IP attorneys that need assistance with an experienced company for management and prosecution of large portfolios, with a portfolio of more than 2200 patents, we will provide an easy and fast reporting, files and documents up to date and timely next tasks notifications.


Analytic services

In Patentarea we also have plenty of experience providing analityc services like Patentability searchs, freedom to operate analysis, and patent valuation reports.


Patent drafting

If you need assistance with a quick and cost-effective patent draft for your clients, or if you are protecting your invention for the first time, we will gladly assist you with this also.


Other Patent Services

We can also assist with any other service like assignments, renewal, licensing agreements and more. Just contact us.


How long can it take a New Zealand patent to be issued?

A standard patent application process in New Zealand can take between 2 and 3 years from the filing date. However, a PPH requested can be filed to potentially allow the applicant to reduce the examination time in more than a half. Contact us for additional information.

Can a New Zealand patent application be restored after abandonment?

Yes, a patent application that has been abandoned, it can be revived by filing a request for restoration and providing the supporting evidence that the missing of the term was unintentional.


We have a team of patent attorneys and engineers, with years of experience making patent searches, filing patent applications and following up on the patent process in more than 30 countries, which allows us to assure you:
-Competent professionals will perform all the necessary procedures for filing and following up your patent application.
-You will receive timely information regarding updates for the application process.
-If objections or rejections arise in the patent application process, knowledgeable attorneys will advise you on the appropriate course of action.
-All information provided to us will be kept in absolute confidentiality. Before entering any business relationship we electronically sign a confidentiality agreement with you that protects your interests (View our confidentiality agreement).

Who will be in charge of my application?

In countries where services are offered, relies on teams of recognized and experienced patent attorneys, allowing us to assure a high-quality service.
To learn about the attorney directly in charge of your request select the link “Attorney in charge” located on the toolbar or in the “About Us” section.

Quote Your Patent Application in New Zealand.


Patent in New Zealand

Patent Services in New Zealand

If you already have a patent application filed and you need to extend its protection in New Zealand or if you need to start a patent application from the patent draft,  just contact us so we can provide you with our expert advice.

We will be able to guide you through the entire process.

  • Patent drafts

    We can prepare your patent draft. in English.

  • Local Filing

    File your local application in New Zealand.

  • National Phases

    Have your different patent applications centralized.

Design Services in New Zealand

If your company or you as a sole inventor are launching a new product in New Zealand, it is always recommendable to apply for an industrial design protection.  Consider that a design patent granted will protect the aesthetic aspects of your new product preventing unauthorized copying or imitation by others, also will add value to your product and company.

  • Design drawings

    We offer professional drawings services in order to allow the applicant a proper filing.

  • Design Search

    We offer international design search and analysis services.

  • Design Applications

    We will file your design in almost any country you need.

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