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Patents, Trade Marks, and Industrial Designs in New Zealand

MACIPO & ASSOCIATES New Zealand Branch has a dedicated team of patent attorneys and advisers that draft and prosecute patent applications locally and internationally. The thousands of patent applications we have drafted and prosecuted over the years ensure that our patent drafting standards are world class.


The range of services provided by our Patents Group include:
  • Novelty searching including advice on what to research, what to protect and where;
  • Freedom to operate searches and related advice, ensuring you are free to commercialise a new idea;
  • Patent drafting and review;
  • Patent filing, prosecution, and PCT national phase in New Zealand and throughout the world.

Trade Marks

The range of services our Trade Marks Team can provide you include:

  • Advice on trade mark development;
  • Clearance trade mark searches to ensure your proposed trade mark will not conflict with the existing rights of other parties;
  • Protection strategies and registration of trade marks including non-traditional forms of marks such as product shape and colour;
  • Registering domain names;
  • Monitoring trade marks registers to alert you to the activities of your competitors and/or the existence of trade marks which may cause conflict.


The range of services our Designs Team can provide you include:
  • Advice on whether your design is able to be registered;
  • Clearance searches to ensure your proposed design will not conflict with the existing rights of other parties;
  • Registration of designs in New Zealand and internationally.


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Fast Facts
  • Inventions must be kept confidential to be patentable.

  • Inventions must be capable of industrial application.

  • Granting a patent application can take several years.

  • A trade mark must be distinctive for your goods and services.

  • Registering your trade mark gives you the exclusive right to use your mark for the goods and/or services.

  • Design protection relates to the appearance of a product.


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