New Zeland Patent Requirements
Patent in New Zeland : In order to apply and file for a patent in New Zeland you need to provide 1. Patent Information, and you need to send to the Attorney the 2. Power of Attorney for New Zeland and the 3. Assignment Document if required.
1.-NewZeland Patent Filing information
Direct National Applications or Convention Applications (claiming priority)
1.    Our filled out patent order form.
2.    Copy of the specification of invention including claims and drawings.
3.    English translation (Specifications and Priority document).
4.    Assignment Document in favor of the applicant, if applicant is different than the inventor.
5.    Certified Priority Document with application number and country of origin.
For Applications based on International Applications (PCT)
 1.   Our filled out patent order form.
2.    PCT publication and International Search Report.
3.    Indication if Preliminary Examination has been taken (Chapter II).
4.    English translation indicating if there has been any amendment to the PCT original filing.
5.    Assignment Document (If applicant is not the inventor)
From the grant date renewal fees are payable at the beginning of the fourth, seventh, tenth and thirteenth years.
2.- Power of Attorney
3.- Patent in New Zeland
Concession of the Patent Grant: 20 years
Concession of the Utility Model or Design Application: 15 years
Member of the Paris Convention: Yes
NewZeland is a Member of the PCT: Yes
4.- Application Process
1.    Patent Filing
2.    Preliminary Exam
3.    Patent Publication: 18 months from the priority date
4.    Formal Examination Request: Before 36 months from the filing date. Must be requested after 60 days from the patent publication date.
5.    90 days to respond office action from the formal examination.
6.    Acceptance or rejection
7.    Payment of the Final Taxes and Title.