New Zealand services

Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys acts directly before the intellectual property Office of New Zealand. We can thus directly assist you with registration of your Intellectual Property in both Australia and New Zealand.

We provide the full range of patent attorney services in New Zealand. All of our patent attorneys are registered in both Australia and New Zealand and work directly with the New Zealand Patent Office (IPONZ).

There are similarities, but also differences, between patent, trade marks and design laws in Australia and New Zealand. We track the statutes, regulations and official practice in each country and integrate our work, bringing substantial cost savings.

When we manage your New Zealand and Australian intellectual property portfolios together, you know that:

  • When applications are filed simultaneously in both countries, prosecution can be coordinated.
  • A coordinated response to examination reports is beneficial, since many of the same objections are raised by the examiners in both countries.
  • Maintenance fees are paid according to different schedules, but joint record-keeping is more efficient.
  • Applications can also be opposed or defended simultaneously in both countries. A coordinated strategy in opposition work is usually beneficial because the applications are largely similar or identical, and the grounds of opposition and much of the evidence often are identical.

Whether you're in Australia or New Zealand, we'll come to you. And if your company includes subsidiaries in Australia or New Zealand, or you're a big New Zealand company operating from Australian headquarters, we can assist both the international and local entities, and thus give your whole group a consolidated approach.


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Our associated law firm Allens operates in alliance with Linklaters LLP.