New Zealand design registrations
Convention deadlines, filing requirements and registration procedures
- Design registration for Australians and New Zealanders
- New Zealand design registrations – coverage, novelty requirements and grace periods
New Zealand applies the six month Paris Convention priority deadline.
Minimum filing requirements
- Title of product to be protected
- One (1) set of representations, preferably line drawings
- Name(s) and address(es) of applicant(s)
- Convention priority details – country, date, applicant(s) and number of basic priority application(s)
- Statement of novel features of the design
A Power of Attorney is not required at the time of filing.
Information that may be late filed
- Certified copy of basic priority application(s)
- Nationality of applicant
- The name, address and nationality of each author and an explanation of how the applicant is entitled to the design from the author(s), e.g. by assignment or employment
- An ‘Authorisation of Agent’ (essentially a Power of Attorney)
15 year term
The registration may remain in force for a period of five years, and can be extended for two further five year periods by paying renewal fees.
Examination typically occurs within a month or so of filing. If the Examiner has no objections, a certificate of registration will issue.
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