Designs: New Zealand

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Local for publication and use.

Claiming priority : Yes – within 6 months

Examination : Yes – substantive examination.

Protection Period : 15 Years from filing date

Publication : At registration

Annuity Payments : 5th and 10th years from filing date.

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 Months

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – may be granted if Design is not adequately worked.

Working or nominal working of Designs : Working is required to avoid Compulsory Licensing.

 

Filing Requirements

Design Filing Requirements

  1. Representations of the Design.
  2. Details of the Applicant. 
  3. Statement of Novel features.
  4. Priority Details (if any).

 

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