Changes to the online process for NZ trade mark applications

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) is introducing changes to the process for applying for trade marks online. From the 11th of August 2009, applicants will need to be a registered user of the system in order to apply for a trade mark online.

This change has been made to standardise the application process across patents, designs and trade marks; to increase the security associated with online filings; and to reduce party duplication issues.