Madderns acts directly with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). Clients who engage Madderns to act on their equivalent Australian and New Zealand patent, trade mark or design applications benefit from convenience, consistency and cost effectiveness.
Our New Zealand services include:
– Filing of patent, trade mark and design applications and prosecuting these applications through to grant/registration
– patentability/registrability advice
– Competitor monitoring and oppositions
– Infringement and validity advice
We offer a discount on our patent filing service charge for New Zealand where the New Zealand application is filed
concurrently with an equivalent Australian patent application.
Why not a Single Application for Australia and New Zealand?
A single application process (SAP) and single examination framework (SEP) for Australian and New Zealand patent applications was proposed by IP Australia, but ultimately rejected by the New Zealand Government in the second half of 2016, following a recommendation by the New Zealand Parliament’s Commerce Committee, which considered the financial and resourcing implications for the New Zealand Government.