New Zealand


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Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

The registration of a trade mark may be revoked, inter alia, on the grounds that at no time during a continuous period of 3 years or more was the trade mark put to genuine use in the course of trade in New Zealand, by the owner for the time being, in relation to goods or services in respect of which it is registered.  The “continuous period” referred to above means a period that commences from a date after the actual date of registration and continues uninterrupted up to the date 1 month before the application for revocation.

Types of Patent

PCT national phase

Substantive with or without priority claim

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Renewal fees are payable annually, on the fourth and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date.  Annuities can be paid no more than 3 months prior to their due dates.  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 5 years from the earliest priority date, renewable for a further two 5-year periods up to 15 years on total
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the earliest priority date